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Spotted Disporum Prosartes maculata

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Previously known as:

  • Disporum maculatum
Phonetic Spelling
pro-SAR-teez mak-yuh-LAH-tuh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Nodding Mandarin is a small native perennial wildflower that grows in rich deciduous forests and in its southern range is usually found in the mountains. Small blooms appear in late spring that try to hide under the leaves. It is considered rare or uncommon in every state it is found.

 

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Tags:
#purple#white#poisonous#partial shade#purple flowers#shade tolerant#NC native#forest#native garden#wildflower garden#woodlands
 
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#purple#white#poisonous#partial shade#purple flowers#shade tolerant#NC native#forest#native garden#wildflower garden#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prosartes
    Species:
    maculata
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A
    Distribution:
    AL , GA , KY , MI , NC , OH , TN , VA , WV
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    3-lobed berries are pale straw-colored with 6-10 seeds
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1 inch nodding blooms have creamy white petals spotted with purple with projecting stamens. They appear on split stems singly or up to 4 clusters and hide under the final leaves of the stem.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-4 in. leaves with parallel veins are stalkless with small, stiff hairs on the lower leaf surface and younger portion of the stem
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Rededish stems with hairs
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Berries suspected due to its relationship with other toxic plants in the Lily family. Low toxicity if eaten.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits