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Bluebead Lily or Yellow Clintonia

Clintonia borealis
Bluebead Lily or Yellow Clintonia


They are found in wet woods.


It has greenish-yellow flowers that hang down. The flowers turn to a bunch of dark, blue berries in the summer. The leaves are long and wide with pointed ends. They point up from where they are attached at the bottom of the plant. They bloom May through July.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 6 petals
Flower Color: Yellow
Leaf Arrangement: Leaves around base only
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (medium-sized)
Leaf Type: Long, narrow and entire (smooth edge)
Bluebead Lily or Yellow Clintonia

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