Prosartes lanuginosa

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Yellow mandarin
Yellow Fairybells (4751215894).jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Prosartes
Species: P. lanuginosa
Binomial name
Prosartes lanuginosa
(Michx.) D.Don
  • Disporum lanuginosum (Michx.) G.Nicholson
  • Streptopus lanuginosus Michx.
  • Uvularia lanuginosa (Michx.) Pers.

Prosartes lanuginosa is a North American plant species in the lily family with the common names yellow mandarin or yellow fairybells.[2][3]

Prosartes lanuginosa is native to the Great Smoky Mountains and occurs in many other parts of the Appalachian region from New York to Alabama. Isolated populations occur outside Appalachia, as in the Ozarks of northern Arkansas and in southwestern Ontario.[4][5]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of North America, Prosartes lanuginosa
  3. ^ United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile
  4. ^ Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, Duhl, Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians, Lone Pine Publishing, (2005) p 413, ISBN 978-1-55105-428-5
  5. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map