Stenanthium leimanthoides (A. Gray) Zomlefer & Judd. Phen: Jul-Aug; Sep-Oct. Hab: High elevation rock outcrops, shrub balds, seepage areas at high elevations, fens, bogs in the Coastal Plain. Dist: As currently interpreted, with a peculiar and disjunct range, occurring on the Coastal Plain of se. NY (Long Island), NJ, and DE, in the mountains from WV and VA south through w. NC to ne. GA.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: S. leimanthoides (in the strict sense of Sorrie & Weakley 2017) follows much the same phytogeographic patterns as Kalmia buxifolia and Xerophyllum asphodeloides; the 3 species occurring together in the Pine Barrens of the s. NJ Coastal Plain and at 1900 m elevation on the summit of Grandfather Mountain, Avery County, NC!
Synonymy: = K4, Sorrie & Weakley (2017b); = n/a – Pa; < Oceanoros leimanthoides (A.Gray) Small – S; < Stenanthium leimanthoides (A.Gray) Zomlefer & Judd – NY, Va, Zomlefer & Judd (2002); < Zigadenus densus (Desr.) Fernald – FNA26; < Zigadenus leimanthoides A.Gray – C, F, GW1, K1, K3, RAB, W, WV, Zomlefer (1997a); < Zygadenus leimanthoides – G, orthographic variant