Clintonia Lily

Clintonia

The Yellow Clintonia, clintonia borealis, has started to bloom. This plant is also known as Blue Bead Lily, after it is done flowering it gets several beautiful blue berries that look similar to the edible blueberries that grow in the woods. But beware – do not eat the berries – they won’t kill you, but they will make you sick.

The plant got it’s name not from the recent president, Bill Clinton, but De Witt Clinton, an 18th-century botanist and govenor of New York. 

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