Liliaceae
Clintonia uniflora

Queen-Cup

Rosette of 2–3 leaves, from roots running in deep soils forming ground cover of plants. Leaves 4–6 in. long, 1–2 in. wide, oblong with pointed tip, more or less hairy especially along edges. Stem erect, hairy, topped with 1 white flower 1–2 in. across, slightly cup-shaped at base, petals opening wide and flat to face upward. Seeds in very bright blue berries. Grows in shaded, moist forests from coastline to timberline.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--6 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Alaska To CA From Coast To Inland, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Crater Lake NP, Wallowas, West Gorge, Siskiyous, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes