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PlantFiles: Virginia Bunchflower
Melanthium virginicum

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Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Melanthium (mel-AN-thee-um) (Info)
Species: virginicum (vir-JIN-ih-kum) (Info)

Synonym:Melanthium dispersum
Synonym:Veratrum virginicum

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Green
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Dark/Black
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive KSBaptisia On Jun 23, 2009, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Great native "lily". Pretty easy to grow so long as you give it a moist spot. Gradually goes dormant after flowering in early summer.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Beatrice, Nebraska
Leesburg, Virginia



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