Steve and Muffin’s Wildflowers #23.

Hi everyone! Today’s wildflower is the “clintonia”. It is a native wildflower found in shady or partial shaded areas where the soil is kept more moist. Also found in or near swamps and bogs. They can sometimes form large colonies of flowers. There are 3 or 4 large basal leaves with a single flower stalk that can produce up to 6 flowers. They are pale yellow or greenish yellow and very waxy, almost like plastic flowers. They bloom from May to June and can grow up to 16 inches (40cm) tall. The flowers are about 1 inch (2.5cm) long. They produce a good sized dark blue berry in later summer. Berries, and all parts of the plant are toxic and are best to leave them alone. Though they may not kill someone they can make a person quite sick. Even animals will not eat these plants or berries and they can often eat plants that are poisonous to people.

Clintonia berries.

I hope you have enjoyed this one, have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

12 Comments on “Steve and Muffin’s Wildflowers #23.

  1. So lovely photos of wild flowers and beautifully written flower story πŸŒΉπŸ‘ŒπŸ™
    Today Solar eclipse, here no view, i think your country can see πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ Have a nice Day !!

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  2. Clintonia is another wildflower that I do not know…glad you shared it…β›ˆπŸ€”πŸ™‚πŸ˜ΊπŸ©πŸ©

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