Schoenolirion croceum is known by the common names Yellow Sunnybell or Sunnybell. Yellow Sunnybell plants require deeper soil like Woolly Ragwort (Packera tomentosa) but don’t stand out in the dish gardens. Unlike Woolly Ragwort, which stands out at a distance, Sunnybell plants grow among the grasses and blend in especially if they are not in bloom. Even in bloom the plants still tend to blend into their surroundings unless there are a lot of them.
Sunnybell plants in a dish garden near the summit of the Bradley Mountain Trail.
A closer view of plants in a dish garden.
An individual plant in bloom.
Buds in the raceme.
Blooms starting to open.
A closer view
Close up of an individual bloom.
Schoenolirion croceum (Yellow Sunnybell) is native to Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
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- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Schoenolirion croceum (Yellow Sunnybell)
- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Schoenolirion croceum
- Southeastern Flora: Sunnybell (Schoenolirion croceum)
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower – Wildflower Index
- Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve: Bradley Mountain Trail (Part 1)
- Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve: Bradley Mountain Trail (Part 2)
- Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve: Bradley Mountain Trail (Part 3)