Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Fly Poison
Amianthium muscitoxicum
Family: Liliaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S1

Sandy soil, lowlands, bogs and open woods. in KY, reported from pine-oak woods and sandstone outcrops.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Mid May to late July.
Fruiting Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Basal leaves are linear, and cauline leaves much reduced, flowers in a dense cone-shaped (later cylindric) inflorescence on a scape, tepals are not spotted or glandular and the pedicels are longer than the flowers, one style at top of each ovary.

Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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