Scientific Name: Clintonia uniflora
Family Name: Liliaceae
Bloom Period: Mid-spring to Summer
Life Span: Perennial
Height: up to 15 cm
Habitat: Widespread and common at low to subalpine elevations in moist forests, openings and clearings; absent from hot arid climates.
Leaf Description: 2-3 oblong or elliptic leaves at base of flowering stalk; slightly fleshy and shiny with noticeable hairy edges.
Flower and Petal Description: Single flowers (sometimes 2) white, cup-shaped at top of an erect hairy stalk.
Stem Description: Hairy stalk
Fruit Description: Bright metallic-blue berry.
Medicinal Uses: Native Americans used the leaves for eye medicine and to stop bleeding. Fruit is used for blue dye and is considered unpalatable to humans.
This flower is native to the area.