Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





American Lily-of-the-valley
Convallaria montana
Family: Liliaceae

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

Global Rank: G4?
State Rank: S1

P
Habitat:
Rocky or dry-mesic mixed hardwood forested slopes.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early May to late June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Member of the lily family with white fragrant flowers in a loose drooping secund (one-sided) inflorescence. The flowering stalk arises from a basal leaf sheath and the surface of tepals (the petals and sepals combined) are smooth and united about half their length. The leaves are elliptic in shape.

Management:
Disturbance of surrounding areas such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
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