Aureolaria from Diane P., SC

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Hi, Dr. Hill,
You recently identified an Aureolaria virginica for me. Based on that information, I’m guessing this is also an Aureolaria; it is growing at the base of a white oak tree in the Fall Line, part sun. I don’t have any good photos of it in full flower, but can tell you that it began blooming in late-June and finished in late-August. For some time after the plant leafed, the leaves were distinctly tinged with red, but that faded as it matured. Thank you very much.

Hi Diane,

you are correct. This is also Aureolaria virginica. It is characterized by entire leaves, non-sticky stem hairs, but with tiny hairs on the capsule and stems.


Steven Hill, Ph.D. Botanist SCNPS

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