Liliaceae
Disporum hookeri

Hooker's Fairybell

Upright. Stems with few horizontally spreading branches, the upper stems somewhat hairy. Leaves clasping, arranged parallel to the ground enabling them to catch light, slightly hairy along veins on underside; short hairs on edges point forward; sharp points at tips. Flowers 1–3 at tips of stems, consisting of greenish or creamy white hanging bells with spreading lobes, with stamens extending outward. Berry dark yellow to bright red. Grows in shaded woods, deep forests to 5000 ft. Rainwater runs down parallel-veined leaves, drips off sharply pointed tips, protecting flower.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--3 feet
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Siskiyous, West Gorge, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes