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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Convallaria majalis   FAMILY Ruscaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Convallaria majalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Convallaria majalis var. majalis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-11-001a:
Convallaria majalis var. majalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Convallaria majalis

 

COMMON NAME:
European Lily-of-the-valley


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image of Convallaria majalis, European Lily-of-the-valley

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_coma7_001_lvd

        

image of Convallaria majalis, European Lily-of-the-valley

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_convallaria_majalis_1

April        

Similar to C. montana but raceme extends above middle of the lowest leaf, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Convallaria majalis, European Lily-of-the-valley

JK Marlow    jkm060521_176

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Similar to C. montana but densely colonial, with smaller leaves (to 6" x 2"), per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Convallaria majalis   FAMILY Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Convallaria majalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Convallaria majalis var. majalis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-11-001a:
Convallaria majalis var. majalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Convallaria majalis

 

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2074

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

Rare

Habitat: Old homesites, roadsides, persistent after cultivation, and casually escaping to nearby woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (2, rarely 3), scapose but appearing leafy-stemmed from sheathing petioles

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals almost completely connate, perianth campanulate
6 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Orange
Berry

 

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