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Chamaelirium luteum (Linnaeus) A. Gray. Devil's-bit, Fairy-wand. Phen: Mar-May; Sep-Nov. Hab: Moist slopes, bottomlands, wet pine savannas. Dist: MA west to ON, OH, s. IN, and AR, south to FL and LA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The ecological amplitude and morphologic variability of this species is surprising; it needs additional, more careful, study. C. obovale Small (or other previously unnamed entities) may warrant recognition at some level and need additional study.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA26, G, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, W, WH3, Zomlefer (1997a); > Chamaelirium luteum (L.) A.Gray – S, S13; > Chamaelirium obovale Small – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 4

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