All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Fly Poison </strong>
<em>Amianthium muscaetoxicum</em> / Lily Family
Height: To 36"
May 23, 2005<br>
Early settlers crushed the bulbs of these plants and mixed the juice with sugar, which killed flies that feasted on the mix. "Muscaetoxicum...
Fly Poison
Amianthium muscaetoxicum / Lily Family
Height: To 36"
May 23, 2005

Early settlers crushed the bulbs of these plants and mixed the juice with sugar, which killed flies that feasted on the mix. "Muscaetoxicum" means "fly poison." This picture was taken on the Oak / Hickory trail at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge. The non-blooming plants could be confused with long-leaved grass.
Perennial
Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum, Great Smoky Mountains NP

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