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