Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2074

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it where it persists after cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (2, rarely 3), scapose but appearing leafy-stemmed from sheathing petioles

FLOWER:
Spring
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 majalis   FAMILY Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Convallaria majalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-11-001a:
Convallaria majalis var. majalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Convallaria majalis

 

COMMON NAME:
European Lily-of-the-valley


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picture of Convallaria majalis var. majalis, image of Convallaria majalis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_coma7_001_lvd

        

picture of Convallaria majalis var. majalis, image of Convallaria majalis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_convallaria_majalis_1

April        

Similar to C. montana but raceme extends above middle of the lowest leaf, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Convallaria majalis var. majalis, image of Convallaria majalis

JK Marlow    jkm060521_176

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Similar to C. montana but densely colonial, with smaller leaves (to 6" x 2"), per Wildflowers of Tennessee.