Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont, rare in SC), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

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

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Convallaria majuscula   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (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

 

COMMON NAME:
American Lily-of-the-valley


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image of Convallaria pseudomajalis

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

JK Marlow    jkm070519_076

May    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis

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

JK Marlow    jkm160502_086

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis

JK Marlow    jkm160502_090

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

image of Convallaria pseudomajalis

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

Tim Spira    tps_cmajuscula

May