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Lachnanthes caroliana (Lamarck) Dandy
Red Root
Haemodoraceae: Bloodwort Family

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Cymose, hoary pubescent inflorescence

Description Caulescent, fibrous-rooted, perennial herb
Native: Yes
Habitat: Wetlands; bogs, pine flatwoods, hammock margins, coastal plain
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Equitant leaves with ensiform blades

Links
Freshwater Marshes at Kennedy Space Center
Haemodoraceae Bibliography
Toxicity Ratings for Herbs
Vascular Plants of North Central Florida Checklist

Page Credits:
Florida distribution maps: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants   (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/). Wunderlin, R. P. and B. F. Hansen. 2000. [S. M. Landry and K. N. Campbell (application development), Florida Center for Community Design and Research.] Institute for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, Tampa.
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