Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Appalachian Bunchflower
Veratrum parviflorum
Family: Liliaceae

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

Global Rank: G4?
State Rank: S2

Moist wooded slopes in the mountains.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early July to late September.
Fruiting Period: Early August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This species of mountain slopes has glabrous (without hairs) leaves broadly oblanceolate to obovate rather than linear often 5-10 cm wide and tapering to the base. The inflorescence is paniculate. The greenish tepals have bases that are gradually attenuate (not clawed); the ovary is glabrous.

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

Global Range:
GA (26 Co.), TN, WV (4 Co.), VA, NC, SC, AL, KY.

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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