Flora of the Southeastern United States
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NARTHECIACEAE

Lophiola aurea Ker Gawler. Golden Crest. Phen: Late May-Jun; Aug-Sep. Hab: Wet savannas, bogs, marshes, ditches adjacent to these natural habitats. Dist: FL Panhandle and sw. GA west to e. LA; se. NC (where only a few populations remain); n. DE (at least formerly) and s. NJ; disjunct in NS.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, FNA26, K1, K3, K4, S, WH3, Zomlefer (1997b); > Lophiola americana – F, G, GW1, RAB; > Lophiola septentrionalis – F

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