Lachnanthes caroliana (Lam.) Dandy - Carolina Redroot
Family - Haemodoraceae
Flowering - June - September.
Habitat - Bogs, wet flatwoods, seeps, ditches, savannahs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This interesting species can be found in southern Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its red roots, iris-like basal leaves, pubescent scapes, and grayish inflorescences.
Photographs taken near Eufala Wildlife Refuge, AL., 6-25-06.