Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Blue Plantain-lily - Hosta ventricosa   (Salisbury) Stearn
Members of Agavaceae:
Only member of Hosta in NC.
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Author(Salisbury) Stearn
DistributionMostly the northern Mountains; disjunct to Tyrrell County.

Native of China; in N.A. in the Eastern states.
AbundanceRare, but expected in additional counties.
HabitatFence line of pasture, margin of forest, edge of swamp.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting late June-Aug.
IdentificationBlue Plantain-lily has large, broadly ovate to rotund, dark green basal leaves that have deeply impressed, curved but parallel veins. The flowers grow on a tall stalk 2-3 feet tall, violet-blue, broadly trumpet-shaped.
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