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Hooker Fairybells

Hooker Fairybells

It is native to western North America from western Canada to California to Montana, where it usually grows in shady, damp areas, such as forest understory. A typical west coast habitat is in forest floors of California oak woodlands, where common understory flora associates may include Coastal woodfern, Dryopteris arguta; Maidenhair fern, Adiantum jordanii and False Solomon’s seal, Maianthemum racemosum. The fruit is an orange to bright red berry. Morphology It is an erect, few-branched perennial herb growing up to a meter tall from a rhizome. Its narrow, fuzzy stems bear wide, oval-shaped, pointed leaves up to 15 centimeters long and hairless to hairy, often with hairs along the edges and on the veins underneath.[2] The inflorescence at the tips of branches produce one to three drooping, hanging flowers which may be hidden in the cover of the large leaves. The flower is bell-shaped with six white to green veiny tepals and six protruding stamens with large anthers. The fruit is an orange to bright red berry just under a centimeter wide.


Flower Family: Lily
Scientific Name: Disporum hookeri
Usual Color: White


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