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Indian Cucumber Root - Medeola virginiana


Family: Liliaceae - Lily family Genus Common Name: Indian Cucumber Root Native Status: Native
Medeola virginiana - Indian Cucumber Root. Indian Cucumber Root, Big Frog Trail, Polk County TN 05/09/2009 and 05/30/2004

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Medeola virginiana

Distribution of Medeola virginiana in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 22 Oct 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2009-May-09Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Indian Cucumber Root blossom buds are above the top leaf whorl, but as they open, they droop down below the leaves. The full breadth of the blossom is perhaps 1.5"
Medeola virginiana

Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2009-May-09Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Indian Cucumber root has a distinctive whorl of leaves mid-stem, and another whorl at the top of the stem from which the one to several flowers grow.
Medeola virginiana

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