Bulbs for Shade

aaron floden aaron_floden@yahoo.com
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:24:32 PDT
Is that correctly identified? It looks suspiciously like virginicum which should be flowering now and is too early for latifolium which is not yet in flower here yet in the wild.
I have smelled parviflorum and woodii as well and they have  distinctly  putrid marine water smell. Your description of the fragance is much how I would describe for virginicum; cloyingly sweet, but with undertones of urine and cow dung with a tendency to produce mild headaches.

 E Tennessee

 From: Mark McDonough <antennaria@charter.net>
To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org 
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Bulbs for Shade

A potential plant to consider for shade is Melanthium latifolium, the 
Slender Bunchflower, found growing in "dry, rocky, wooded slopes" in a 
limited north to south distribution in Eastern USA. It is pictured and 
discussed in more detail on NARGS Forum:

Mark McDonough
USDA Zone 5
Massachusetts, near the New Hampshire border, USA

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