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Connecticut Plants
Yellow Clintonia (Blue-bead, Yellow Corn-lily)
Clintonia borealis (Ait.) Raf.

The common name "blue-bead" comes from this plant's bright blue berries.

  • Family: lily (Liliaceae)
  • Habitat: acid soil in moist woods
  • Height: 6-16 inches
  • Flower size: 3/4 to 1 inch long
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: native
Clintonia borealis (Ait.) Raf.
Clintonia borealis (Ait.) Raf.
Clintonia borealis (Ait.) Raf.

Partially ripe berries of yellow clintonia. When fully mature, they will be bright blue.