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Elytraria caroliniensis (J.F. Gmelin) Persoon var. caroliniensis . Carolina Elytraria. Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Swamp forests over coquina limestone ("marl"), mesic and hydric hammocks, rarely in more acidic soils. Dist: Var. caroliniensis ranges from se. SC south to c. peninsular FL (Manatee and Highlands counties), west to c. Panhandle FL (Gadsden County) and sw. GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ward (2004d); = Elytraria virgata Michx.; < Elytraria carolinensis var. carolinensis – GW2, misspelling; < Elytraria caroliniensis (J.F.Gmel.) Pers. – Fl6, RAB, Daniel (2013), Leonard (1934); < Elytraria caroliniensis (J.F.Gmel.) Pers. var. caroliniensis – K3, K4, WH3, Long (1970); < Tubiflora carolinensis J.F.Gmel. – S, misspelling

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 4

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