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Plant Details

Amianthium muscaetoxicum

Fly Poison

Scientific Name:

Amianthium muscaetoxicum

Common Name:

Fly Poison

Plant Family

Melanthiaceae (Bunchflower Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic - Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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