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Lily-of-the-Valley

Convallaria majalis
Lily-of-the-Valley

Habitat

Found in forests and hedge rows, this flower was once a garden flower that has escaped into the wide.

Description

Up to 10" tall - blooms in late spring. Flowers are white bells that all hang along one side of a lone stem surrounded by 2-3 large, showy leaves.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers with 6 petals fused into dangling bells along one side at the top of the flower stalk (raceme)
Flower Color: White
Leaf Arrangement: From around the base
Plant Type: Wildflower (Small - 4-10 inches)
Leaf Type: Long ovals, entire (smooth edged), 2-3 around the flower stalk
Escaped garden flower spreading in the wild.

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