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Clintonia umbellulata

Phonetic Spelling
klin-TOH-nee-ah um-bel-lew-LAH-tuh
Description

This plant is a perennial forb that comes with its own bouquet of white flowers. This plant likes a rich, moist wooded area (often near oaks), and dry ridges and slopes. Clinton's Lily and C. borealis sometimes grow in the same area, but Clinton's Lily is usually found at lower elevations. Its white flowers sometimes have a kiss of pink along its edges. These little flowers are like little disco balls for a wooded area and bloom from late spring into early summer. They indeed will have the wildlife flocking to your wooded area to see the delicate bouquet of sheer exquisite beauty that is found in this plant. This plant attracts pollinators to be a part of its party, and one can understand by looking closer and seeing the delicate detail that can be found in this plant. Your wooded area will have a party that all will want to come too. This plant is more heat and drought tolerant than C. borealis.

 

 

 

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#bees#white#perennial#white flowers#wildlife plant#NC native#pollinator plant#native wildflower#wildflower garden#food source nectar#food source pollen#bird friendly#food source soft mast fruit#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#audubon#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#white#perennial#white flowers#wildlife plant#NC native#pollinator plant#native wildflower#wildflower garden#food source nectar#food source pollen#bird friendly#food source soft mast fruit#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#audubon#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clintonia
    Species:
    umbellulata
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Mountains
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has an umbel of dark blue to blackberries. Fruit is available August-October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    This plant has umbels of 5-30 small, white flowers (sometimes edged in pink) on 8-18 in. almost-leafless stem. They are often speckled with purple. Flowers bloom May-June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has 2-5 basal, elliptical leaves. They have hairs along the margins and midrib.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Songbirds