Clintonia andrewsiana


Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4(5): 150. 1857.

Common names: Red clintonia
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 152. Mentioned on page 149.

Plants 3–8 dm; rhizomes short, thick. Cauline leaves 4–6; blade dark green, oblanceolate to broadly elliptic, 20–35 × 5–15 cm. Inflorescences in terminal, umbel-like clusters, 1–3(–5) lateral clusters usually present, 20–45-flowered; bracts 1–3(–5), foliaceous. Flowers: tepals deep claret red, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, 10–18 × 3–3.7 mm; filaments 7–10 mm; anthers oblong, 1.8–2.8 mm. Berries blue to bluish black, ovoid, 10–30-seeded, 8–12 mm. Seeds 3–4 mm. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering late Apr–late Jun.
Habitat: Moist, coastal redwood forests
Elevation: 0–400 m


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