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Lophiola aurea (Goldencrest)
Brundage, Stephanie

Lophiola aurea

Lophiola aurea Ker Gawl.


Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Lophiola americana, Lophiola septentrionalis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Concentrated in low, moist areas in southeastern North America but also extending here and there up the east coast as far north as Nova Scotia, where it is listed as a threatened species by Canada's SARA (Species at Risk Act).


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AL , DE , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , NJ
Canada: NS

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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