OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Convallaria majuscula   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Convallaria majalis var. montana

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ILLEGITIMATE AND SUPERFLUOUS NAME) Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Convallaria montana

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

 

COMMON NAME:
American Lily-of-the-valley


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image of Convallaria pseudomajalis, American Lily-of-the-valley

JK Marlow    jkm070519_065

May    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Raceme bracts linear and at least as long as any individual flower stalk, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis, American Lily-of-the-valley

JK Marlow    jkm070519_076

May    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis, American Lily-of-the-valley

JK Marlow    jkm070519_079

May    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Inflorescence only about half as high as the height of the leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis, American Lily-of-the-valley

JK Marlow    jkm160502_086

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis, American Lily-of-the-valley

JK Marlow    jkm160502_090

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis, American Lily-of-the-valley

JK Marlow    jkm160502_091

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Leaves widely elliptic to oblanceolate, 6-12" long, 2-5" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis, American Lily-of-the-valley

Ron Lance    rwl_20220510_150451

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis, American Lily-of-the-valley

Tim Spira    tps_cmajuscula

May        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Convallaria majuscula   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Convallaria majalis var. montana

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ILLEGITIMATE AND SUPERFLUOUS NAME) Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Convallaria montana

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

 

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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Mountains of GA & NC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Mountain forests, particularly in rocky woodlands or forests on or near ridgetops under northern red oak at about 1000 to 1500 m elevation, sometimes at lower elevations (down to at least 700 m) and under Quercus montana, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Orange
Berry

 

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