Amianthium muscaetoxicum (Walt.) Gray - Fly Poison
Family - Liliaceae
Leaf of aerial stem.
Flowering - April - July.
Habitat - Mesic wooded slopes, meadows, savannahs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This striking species can be found scattered throughout much of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its long, thin basal leaves, and its cylindrical inflorescence of small, white flowers. The flowers undergo changes in color with age. At anthesis the flowers are white but fade to a yellow or even purplish color with time.
Photographs taken in the Appalachicola National Forest, FL., 3-30-05.