Clintonia uniflora
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Clintonia uniflora

bride's bonnet

  Family CONVALLARIACEAE 
  Genus Clintonia 

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Identification
Genus  Clintonia Species  uniflora Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bride's bonnet Family  CONVALLARIACEAE Specimen number  S11469 Data source  HtZn p98
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  4" - 8" Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Rich Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Clintonia uniflora has attractive berries during the winter. Bride's bonnet can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30 Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15 Fahrenheit to do its best. This plant needs summer days with high heat. This species does well in rich soils. This plant does best in full shade. It likes moist soils.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities    Other interest  blue berries Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes 
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Clintonia uniflora is a perennial. Leaves: Bride's bonnet has broad glossy leaves. Flowers: This plant has delicate flowers on 18" axils. The blossoms are most often a white color.

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