Prosartes lanuginosa (Michx.) D. Don
Yellow Fairybells, Yellow Mandarin
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Synonym(s): Disporum lanuginosum, Streptopus lanuginosus
USDA Symbol: PRLA9
The 1-3 ft. stalk is forked, with greenish-white, bell-shaped flowers occuring singly or in pairs at the ends of the branches. The flowers are followed by red berries. Light-green, sessile leaves are slightly pubescent and prominently veined.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , GA , KY , MD , NC , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: NY & s. Ont. to OH, s. to GA & AR
Native Habitat: Deciduous or mixed woods, often in the mts.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Humus-rich soil.
Conditions Comments: An cover of deciduous leaves is beneficial in winter.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Prosartes lanuginosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prosartes lanuginosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prosartes lanuginosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-08-29
Research By: TWC Staff