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May 27

Speckled Wood Lily or White Clintonia

Speckled Wood Lily or White Clintonia [Clintonia umbellulata] photos were taken on the North Carolina Bartram Trail on 27 May 2017.  It’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family.   Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 338-339, states that it grows in rich woods in Spring and early Summer.  Timothy P. Spira’s Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont, pages 322-323, states “various birds and small mammals seek out speckled wood lily’s fruits and disperse the seeds.”

USDA Plants Listing: Clintonia umbellulata

Speckled Wood Lily – 27 May 2017

Speckled Wood Lily (zoom out) – 27 May 2017

Speckled Wood Lily (side) – 27 May 2017

Speckled Wood Lily (leaves) – 27 May 2017

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