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Large-flower Fairybells Disporum smithii (Prosartes smithii)

 

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Large-flower Fairybells
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Family: Liliaceae, Lily view all from this family



Description The flowers of Large-flower Fairybells occur singly or in clusters of 3-5. These delicate, bell-shaped flowers are off-white to pinkish and pendant from the leaf axils of the leafy, freely branched, 8-24 in. stems. The leaves often clasp the stem and are prominently parallel veined. Salmon-colored fruits follow the flowers.


Flower April - June.


Flower April - June


Habitat Moist, open to deep woods.


Range British Columbia southward, west of the Cascades, to San Mateo County, California.


Discussion Of the three Northwest native Disporum species, this has the largest flowers.


Comments Of the three Northwest native Disporum species, this has the largest flowers.


Exposure Preference Shade to partial shade.


Native Distribution British Columbia s., w. of the Cascades, to San Mateo County, California


Site Preference Moist, open to deep woods


Soil Preference Moist, rich soils.


 

 

 

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