Lachnanthes caroliana

Family (Traditional)Haemodoraceae
Species:Lachnanthes caroliana (Lam.) Dandy
Common NameCarolina Redroot
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[S1] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Gyrotheca tinctoria Gyrotheca tinctoria (J.F.Gmel.) Salisb.
Gyrotheca tinctorium Gyrotheca tinctorium
Lachnanthes tinctoria Lachnanthes tinctoria (J.F.Gmel.) Elliott
Lachnanthes tinctorium Lachnanthes tinctorium

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Coffee (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0071200 Coffee Tennessee
Lachnanthes caroliana
TENN-V-0071196 Coffee Tennessee
Lachnanthes caroliana
TENN-V-0071194 Coffee Tennessee
Lachnanthes caroliana
TENN-V-0071199 Coffee Tennessee
Lachnanthes caroliana
TENN-V-0071195 Coffee Tennessee
Lachnanthes caroliana
TENN-V-0071198 Coffee Tennessee
Lachnanthes caroliana
TENN-V-0071197 Coffee Tennessee
Lachnanthes caroliana
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