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Lily of the Valley


Scientific Name     

Convallaria majalis    L.

Family Name

Liliaceae   (Lily family)

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

moist woods, open areas

Plant Height: 

to 20 cm, erect stem

Flower Color: 

white

Flower: 

perfect; 6 parted; nodding; fragrant; stamens 6 borne at base of perianth tube; superior ovary glabrous with 3 carpels

Inflorescence: 

loose raceme; pedicles to 1 cm long

Fruit: 

red and fleshy

Leaves: 

2-3 per node; much longer than wide; oblong to elliptic; entire; glabrous

Bloom Time: 

April-May

Origins: 

non-native, Europe

Other: 

often escapes cultivation, creeping underground rhizomes