Nestronia umbellula Rafinesque. Phen: Apr-Jun; Jul-early Sep. Hab: Relatively mesic sites in sandhills in the upper Coastal Plain, mesic to dry Piedmont and montane oak forests. Dist: Sc. VA south and west to sc. GA, se. AL, nc. AL, and sc. TN; disjunct in sc. KY.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: See Sowers (1979) and Libby & Bloom (1998) for interesting discussions of the biology of the species and county distribution maps. It sometimes forms colonies (presumably clones) several hectares in size.
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA12, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, Libby & Bloom (1998), Sowers (1979)