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Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small. Yellow Bractspike. Phen: Apr-Oct. Hab: Rich bottomlands, calcareous river bluffs and hammocks, prairies, marshes. Dist: Sw. GA and Panhandle FL west to TX (Kartesz 1999). See Sorrie & LeBlond (2008) for additional distributional information. Discovered in s. SC in 2021 by John Nelson (K. Bradley, pers. comm. 2021). Just reaching the southwest portion of the Alabama Ridge and Valley Province in Bibb County (B. Keener, pers. comm. 2022).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Fl6, K1, K3, K4, S, Tx, WH3, Wasshausen (1998); = Dicliptera halei Riddell; = Dicliptera viridiflora (Nees) R.W.Long – Long (1970); = n/a – RAB; > Yeatesia laetivirens (Buckley) Small

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily: 2

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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Sonnia Hill | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Yeatesia viridiflora, Rood Creek Park, Stewart County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Bruce Sorrie | Original Image ⭷


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