BCP/Medeola virginiana


Medeola virginiana

Medeola virginiana blossom

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Profile for Medeola virginiana (Indian cucumber-root)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:Yellow to yellow-green, hanging down, 6 petals
Foliage:Whorled in either one or two tiers. The upper tier (when present) has fewer leaves.
Growing Conditions:Moist, semi-shaded, loamy soil
Fruit:Dark purple or red berries appearing above the second tier of leaves.
Life Cycle: perennial
Similar Plants:Trientalis borealis (Starflower)
Recent Logs

Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer

Regional data:
New Hampshire: May, June, July

Additional images:

fruit on two-tiered, second year plant
Quebec, Canada
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This page is a profile for the plant species Medeola virginiana, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.