Melanthium virginicum

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyMelanthiaceae
Family (Traditional)Liliaceae
GenusMelanthium
Species:Melanthium virginicum L.
Common NameVirginia Bunch Flower
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; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Type: sword-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 6; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 9
StatusNative; TN[S1] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (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
Melanthium dispersum Melanthium dispersum Small
Melanthium monoicum Melanthium monoicum
Melanthium virginicum Melanthium virginicum L.
Veratrum virginicum Veratrum virginicum (L.) W. T. Aiton

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: Calloway (KY), Hardin (TN), Lincoln (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MEM, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1976 - 1976

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0065261 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Veratrum virginicum
TENN-V-0065260 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Veratrum virginicum
MEM006068 Calloway Kentucky Raymond Athey
MEM
Melanthium virginicum
APSC0105776 Calloway Kentucky 11 Jul 1976 Raymond Athey
APSC
Melanthium virginicum
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