Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Summer Snowflake - Leucojum aestivum   L.
Members of Amaryllidaceae:
Only member of Leucojum in NC.
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AuthorL.
DistributionMostly the northern Piedmont; widely scattered elsewhere in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Could show up most anywhere.


Native of Europe; in N.A. from N.S. to IL south to GA and TX.
AbundanceRare.
HabitatLawn weed (or persisting after cultivation), roadside, along trails and paths, near creeks and rivers.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting March-April.
IdentificationThis species grows from a bulb. The leaves are deep green, up to 1.5 feet long. The scape exceeds the leaves and has a few to several flowers on skinny stalks. The bell-shaped flowers are on long stalks and dangle so that the opening faces the ground, white with a yellow-green spot near tip of each tepal.
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Global RankGNR
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