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Amianthium muscaetoxicum

Fly Poison

Scientific Name:

Amianthium muscaetoxicum

Genus:

Amianthium

Species Epithet:

muscaetoxicum

Common Name:

Fly Poison

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Melanthiaceae (Bunchflower Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

In a wide variety of mesic to dry forests, pine savannas, sandhills, meadows, from 5 to at least 1600m in elevation

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Leaves, early spring

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Plants

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Buds just emerging

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Blooms

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Bloom Close Up

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Tom Harville

The flower spike - about two weeks old


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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFlora Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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