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Chamaelirium luteum [= Chamaelirium obovale]

Fairy Wand, Fairy-wand, Devil's Bit, Devil's-bit

Scientific Name:

Chamaelirium luteum [= Chamaelirium obovale]

Genus:

Chamaelirium

Species Epithet:

luteum

Common Name:

Fairy Wand, Fairy-wand, Devil's Bit, Devil's-bit

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Chionographidaceae (Fairy Wand Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist slopes, bottomlands, wet savannas

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

Exploited (*Key)

Plant with Bloom Stalk

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Jean Woods
Max Patch, 2001

Budding Plant

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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