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Clintonia umbellulata

Speckled Wood Lily

Scientific Name:

Clintonia umbellulata

Genus:

Clintonia

Species Epithet:

umbellulata

Common Name:

Speckled Wood Lily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Red oak and other oak forests, mesic to dry ridges and slopes, less commonly in northern hardwood forests, generally at lower elevations than C. borealis, though the two species can co-occur

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:

Not Assigned

Buds

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC

Blooming Plant

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC

Note the purple speckles on the tips of the petals.

Plants in situ

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC

Berries

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http://www.nearctica.com/flowers/liliace/Cumbel.htm

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Neartica Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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