Convallaria majalis lily-of-the-valley Liliaceae COMA2*p; Bx, br, vc; R, bm, c, cb, cg, gr, js, lp, t;

   

Convallaria majalis.en.wikipedia.org

Convallaria majalis.en.wikipedia.org. (Accessed 5/2014).

Convallaria majalis is a perennial monocotyledon to 20 cm tall, extensively colonial, from rhizomes. 

Leaves about 10 cm, elliptic, entire, dull blue-green. 

Flowers white, radially symmetrical, bell-shaped, petals fused into a round base with short, flaring lobes, very fragrant, 0.6-0.9 cm wide, dangling in a row from a curved stem. 

Fruit fleshy, red, 1 cm wide, seeds numerous. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent. 

Origin: Eurasia. 

Habitat: Understories of second growth woods at old garden sites, or escaped from garden waste. May sometimes be dispersed by birds. Shade tolerant.

Notes: Aggressive. Displaces native forest herbs.