Clintonia borealis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyLiliaceae
Family (Traditional)Liliaceae
GenusClintonia
Species:Clintonia borealis (Aiton) Raf.
Common NameBluebead; Blue Bead Lily
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 3; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 6
C value 8
StatusNative; EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[S2S3] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Rockcastle (KY), Carter (TN), Greene (TN), Sevier (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, ETSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0035419 Sevier Tennessee
APSC
Clintonia borealis
TENN-V-0245504 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Clintonia borealis
BEREA004959 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Clintonia borealis
TENN-V-0067380 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Clintonia borealis
TENN-V-0067378 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Clintonia borealis
TENN-V-0067379 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Clintonia borealis
TENN-V-0067377 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Clintonia borealis
ETSU033515 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Clintonia borealis
ETSU032048 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Clintonia borealis
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Plant Photos

Clintonia borealis - Ashley B. Morris
Clintonia borealis - Ashley B. Morris
Clintonia borealis - Dwayne Estes
Clintonia borealis - Dwayne Estes
Clintonia borealis - Dwayne Estes
Clintonia borealis - Dwayne Estes
Clintonia borealis - Joey Shaw
Clintonia borealis - Joey Shaw
Clintonia borealis - Joey Shaw
Clintonia borealis - Joey Shaw
Clintonia borealis - Joey Shaw
Clintonia borealis - Joey Shaw
Clintonia borealis - Milo Pyne
Clintonia borealis - Milo Pyne