Bluebead Lily; Yellow Clintonia
Clintonia borealis / Lily Family
Height: 6" - 15"
May 29, 2006
This plant had eluded me for years, it took an 8-mile hike to Charlie's Bunion on the Appalchian Trail in the Smokies for me to finally see it in bloom. But see it I did! There were huge patches of it along the trail. Later in the year there will be blue berries where the flowers are, thus the common name "Bluebead Lily."
Where found: Great Smoky Mountains NP