Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
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Eastern Featherbells
Stenanthium gramineum
Family: Liliaceae

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

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S2S3

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Habitat:
Mesic forests on river bluffs and in seeps and ridgetops, ephemeral streambanks, wet boulder-cobble bars and riverbanks.

Species Description:
Perennial herb of the lily family, with grass-like leaves and small white or greenish flowers in long, branched clusters at the end of the stem.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The genus Stenanthium is distinguished by its terminal, paniculate inflorescence, its grasslike leaves, leafy stem from a bulb, small flowers, and petals fused and widest at the base.

Management:
Timber removal would be detrimental. Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.


Global Range:
Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, south to Florida, west to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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