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Chamaelirium luteum

Common Name(s):
Devil's bit, Fairy-wand
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Early summer
Height:
1-4 ft.
Foliage:
3-8 in. evergreen basal leaves are smooth, narrow, lanceolate and form a rosette; stem leaves are narrower
Flower:
Small, white flowers are tightly clustered on a spike or raceme; turns yellow with age; 4-8 in. long; located on end of 8-18 in. stem; male and female flowers on separate plants; male raceme often curves downward
Site:
Rich woods, moist meadows, thickets
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2516

Chamaelirium luteum Chamaelirium luteum