Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Agave virginica Linnaeus. Eastern Agave, Rattlesnake-master, Eastern False-aloe. Phen: Late May-Aug; Aug-Oct. Hab: Granite flatrocks, diabase glades, limestone and dolomite barrens and glades, xeric woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, sandhill woodlands, dry roadbanks. Dist: E. SC, c. NC, sw. VA, w. WV, s. OH, s. IN, s. IL, and c. MO south to c. peninsular FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, F, RAB, WV; = Manfreda virginica – Ar, ETx1, Il, K1, Mo1, Mo1, Va, W, WH3; = Manfreda virginica ssp. virginica – K3, K4, NcTx; = Polianthes virginica – Tx; > Manfreda tigrina – S; < Manfreda virginica – FNA26; > Manfreda virginica – S

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