Common Name: Fairywand
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist
- Height: 1-2′
- Flower: White, Apr-May
- Fruit: Seed capsules line the flower stalk after blooms fade
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge, Mesic Forests, Seeps
Chamaelirium luteum or Fairywand, is a herbaceous perennial that is found in areas with moist, rich, acidic soils. The leaves form a basal rosette, with some leaves growing along the inflorescence stalk. Showy, white flowers bloom from March to June. This species is dioecious, meaning that an individual plant grows only male or female flowers. In order to produce seeds, two separate plants are needed. Capsule fruits are produced in the fall.
Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun)
Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge, Floodplain, Marsh, Mesic Forests
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