Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2074

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it where it persists after cultivation, 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Convallaria majalis   FAMILY Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Convallaria majalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Convallaria majalis

 

COMMON NAME:
European Lily-of-the-valley