Clintonia borealis (Aiton) Raf.  
Family: Liliaceae
blue-bead-lily, corn-lily, yellow blue-bead-lily, yellow clintonia
[Dracaena borealis Aiton]
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Matthew L. Wagner  
Etymology: Clintonia: after De Witt Clinton (1769-1828), a naturalist and governor of New York
Plants: erect, perennial, 6"-12" tall forb; from rhizomes
Leaves: 2-5, large, oblong, basal, dark shiny green, surrounding the stalk
Flowers: yellow to greenish, 6-parted, 5/8" long, starry; inflorescence of 3-8 stalked flowers in a nodding cluster; blooms May-June
Fruits: blue, 1/4" berry
Habitat: shade; moderate moisture to moist; forests, swamps; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Christopher Noll  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Arthur Meeks  
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