Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Blue bead lily
Clintonia borealis
Location: Woods
The plant is native to the boreal forest in eastern North America, but is also found in other coniferous or mixed forests and in cool temperate maple forests. It is not found in open spaces, and only grows in the shade. The plant reproduces via seed or vegetatively by rhizomes. Flowering in May and June, it takes over a dozen years for a clone to establish and produce its first flower, 2 years of which are dedicated solely to germination.
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Genus: Clintonia (Bead lilies)
Family: Liliaceae (lillies)
Order: Liliales (Mostly perennial plants, with food storage organs such as corms or rhizomes.)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)