Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Wood's Bunchflower
Veratrum woodii
Family: Liliaceae

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

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2

Rich dry or mesic woods.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early July to late August.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Large (7-15 dm) perennial with narrow to broadly oblanceolate leaves. Stem pubescent and unbranched. Flowers are dark maroon, 6-9 mm, in a terminal panicle and the rachis pubescent. Tepals are tapering and without glands.

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

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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