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Melanthium virginicum Linnaeus. Bog Bunchflower, Virginia Bunchflower. Phen: May-Aug; Aug-Oct. Hab: Pine savannas, bogs, fens, seeps, wet seepage-fed forests. Dist: S. NY, PA, OH, IN, IL, and IA south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA26, G, GW1, Il, K1, K4, Mo1, NY, RAB, Tat, Tx, W, WV; = Veratrum virginicum (L.) W.T.Aiton – Ar, ETx1, K3, Pa, Tn, Va, WH3, Zomlefer (1997a); > Melanthium dispersum Small – S, S13; > Melanthium virginicum L. – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACW (name change)
  • Midwest: FACW (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (name change)

Heliophily: 6

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