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Stenanthium occidentale

Stenanthium occidentale A. Gray

Western Featherbells, Western Stenanthium

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Anticlea occidentalis, Stenanthella occidentalis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Pale greenish-bronze or purplish-green flowers resembling dainty bells hanging in open racemes above several narrow, grass-like, basal leaves.

Flowers tend to turn to one side of the inflorescence and resemble miniature strings of bells, reminiscent of those once decorating horse-drawn sleighs.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , ID , MT , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to northern California and western Montana.
Native Habitat: Wet cliffs and banks and moist mountain meadows and forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Stenanthium occidentale in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Stenanthium occidentale in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stenanthium occidentale


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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