Stenanthium gramineum (Ker) Morong

Stenanthium gramineum plant

Family - Liliaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Stenanthium gramineum stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Stenanthium gramineum basalsBasal leaves in-situ.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Stenanthium gramineum inflorescencePortion of inflorescence.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Stenanthium gramineum flowersFlowers close-up.

Flowering - June - September.

Habitat - Moist rocky woods, rich wooded slopes, base of wooded bluffs, open banks along railroads, roadsides. Typically on acid soils.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This striking species can be found scattered throughout much of Missouri but is most common in the Ozark region of the state. The plant is simple to identify in flower because of its big panicles of white flowers. Vegetatively the plant can be difficult to identify and may even be mistaken for a grass by a casual observer. This plant would make a good cultivated species and would require little care once established.

Photographs taken off Hwy 60, Shannon County, MO., 7-3-03.