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Devil's Bit
Chamaelirium luteum

Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum) Other common names: Blazing Star, Fairy Wand

Other scientific names: Chamaelirium carolinianum, Chamaelirium obovale, Veratrum luteum

Family: Bunch flower Family (Melanthiaceae), (Lily Family (Liliaceae))

Flowers: Spring, Summer;  White;  6 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Entire

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 346   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 32 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)

Devil's Bit flowers grow in a tall narrow raceme.

Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)

Often this raceme is bent over. As the flowers open going up the stem, the raceme straightens up.

Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)

Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)

Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)

Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)

Basal leaves of Devil's Bit.

Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)

Closeup of stem.

Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)

Entire plant.

Range map for Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)