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Amianthium muscitoxicum (Walter) A. Gray
FLYPOISON
Fly Poison

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Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly Poison
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Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly Poison

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Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison
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Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison
Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison
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Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison

Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison
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Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison
Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison
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Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison

Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison
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Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison
Amianthium muscitoxicum, Fly poison
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Amianthium muscitoxicum
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Amianthium muscitoxicum
Amianthium muscitoxicum
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Amianthium muscitoxicum
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Amianthium muscitoxicum
Amianthium muscitoxicum
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Amianthium muscitoxicum

Amianthium muscitoxicum
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Amianthium muscitoxicum
Amianthium muscitoxicum
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Amianthium muscitoxicum

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum rohweri @ BBSL (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia atropuncta @ BPI (11)

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Amianthium muscitoxicum (Walt.) Gray Fly-poison
Melanthiaceae — Bunchflower family
Rare native
Amianthium muscitoxicum
This plant is rare in Delaware, but abundant where the photo was taken in Virginia.

The flowers start out white. Shenandoah National Park, VA
July 2005

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Amianthium muscitoxicum (Walter) A. Gray
flypoison

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General Information
Symbol: AMMU
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 489. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
CHMU5 Chrosperma muscitoxicum (Walter) Kuntze
ZIMU2 Zigadenus muscitoxicus (Walter) Regel

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Amianthium A. Gray – amianthium
Species Amianthium muscitoxicum (Walter) A. Gray – flypoison

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This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Kentucky fly-poison Threatened

Wetland Status

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North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (AMMU)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (AMMU)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (AMMU)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (AMMU)
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WV: Poisonous Plants of the Southern U.S. (AMMU)

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Amianthium muscitoxicum
Amianthium muscitoxicum
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Amianthium muscitoxicum
Amianthium muscitoxicum
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© 2016 Barry Rice

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