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Lachnanthes caroliana (Lam.) Dandy
Carolina redroot

General Information
Symbol: LACA5
Group: Monocot
Family: Haemodoraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
GYTI2 Gyrotheca tinctorium (J.F. Gmel.) Salisb.
LACA15 Lachnanthes caroliniana (Lam.) Dandy, orth. var. Carolina redroot
LATI3 Lachnanthes tinctoria (J.F. Gmel.) Elliott, orth. var.
GYTI Gyrotheca tinctoria (J.F. Gmel.) Salisb., orth. var.
LATI5 Lachnanthes tinctorium (J.F. Gmel.) Elliott


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Haemodoraceae – Bloodwort family
Genus Lachnanthes Elliott – lachnanthes
Species Lachnanthes caroliana (Lam.) Dandy – Carolina redroot

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
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Carolina redroot
Special Concern
New York
Carolina redroot
Rhode Island
Carolina redroot
Carolina redroot

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


LACA15  Lachnanthes caroliniana (Lam.) Dandy, orth. var.

Top Level Regions
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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