Melanthium virginicum L.

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Liliales (113)

        Family: Melanthiaceae (3) (family description)

          Genus: Melanthium (1)

           Epithet: virginicum L. (1)

Synonyms: Evonyxis hybrida (Walter) Raf., Evonyxis monoica Raf., Evonyxis undulata Raf., Evonyxis virginica (L.) Raf., Helonias virginica (L.) Sims, Leimanthium hybridum (Walter) Sweet, Leimanthium monoicum (Walter) Sweet, Leimanthium virginicum (L.) Willd., Melanthium biglandulosum Bertol., Melanthium dispersum Small, Melanthium hybridum Walter, Melanthium monoicum Walter, Melanthium polygamum Desr., Veratrum virginicum (L.) W.T.Aiton, Zigadenus monoecus (Walter) Kunth, Zigadenus virginicus Endl. ex Kunth

hybrida => hybrid cross, between two species, sharing both characteristics

hybridum => hybrid cross, between two species, sharing both characteristics

monoica => one-house, florets hermophrodite

undulata => wavy, with wavy margin

virginicum => from Virginia, North America

virginicus => from Virginia, North America

Characteristics

Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: beige, white

External links

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