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

Rocky or dry-mesic mixed hardwood forested slopes.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

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.

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:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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