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Prosartes maculata (Yellow mandarin)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Prosartes maculata

Prosartes maculata (Buckley) A. Gray

Yellow mandarin, Nodding Mandarin

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Disporum maculatum

USDA Symbol: PRMA14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Creamy white or yellowish flowers, spotted with purple, hanging singly or in pairs from ends of usually forked stems, directly opposite top leaf.

A similar yellow-flowered species, Yellow Mandarin (Prosartes lanuginosa), found in Ontario and from New York south to Georgia and Arkansas, has yellow, unspotted flowers and smooth red berries. These plants resemble bellworts (Uvularia).


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , GA , KY , MI , NC , OH , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: Ohio and Virginia south to Georgia and Alabama.
Native Habitat: Moist wooded slopes.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Prosartes maculata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prosartes maculata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prosartes maculata


Record Modified: 2013-06-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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