Hosta ventricosa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyAsparagaceae
Family (Traditional)Asparagaceae
GenusHosta
Species:Hosta ventricosa Stearn
Common NameBlue Plantain 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; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Purple; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: N/A; Petal Number: N/A; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6; Tepal Fusion: Yes; Tepal Number: 6
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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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

SynonymFull Citation
Hosta caerulea Hosta caerulea

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: Lee (KY), Polk (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1996 - 1996

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100035235 Lee Kentucky 30 Jun 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2920
EKY
Hosta ventricosa
31234100035227 Lee Kentucky 30 Jun 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2920
EKY
Hosta ventricosa
UCHT005624 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Hosta ventricosa
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