[The Lily Family in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup

Clintonia uniflora

Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora

Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora (Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora)

Bead lily (aka, queen's cup) blooming along the Soda Peaks Lake Trail #133, Trapper Creek Wilderness Area........July 8, 2018.

Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora (Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora)

The photo above shows bead lily as seen at springs at about 4300' at springs atop the ridge dividing Dairy and Cougar Creeks at the southeastern slopes of Mt. Adams........July 10, 2005.

Flower of Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora (Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of bead lily as seen at springs at about 4300' at springs atop the ridge dividing Dairy and Cougar Creeks at the southeastern slopes of Mt. Adams........July 10, 2005.

Berry of Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora (Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora)

The photos above and below both show the attractive, dark bluish fruits of bead lily as seen along the Island Springs Trail #66 at Island Springs Creek on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams........August 25, 2005. Note the long, spreading hairs on the pedicel below the fruit in the photo above.

Berry of Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora (Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora)


Flower of Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora (Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora)

Bead lily and aphid as seen along the Island Springs Trail on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams........July 1, 2005. Note the long, narrow anthers which are held perpendicular to the thick, white filaments.

Sideview of a flower of Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora (Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora)

Bead lily as seen along the Island Springs Trail on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams........July 1, 2005. Note the numerous spreading hairs covering the outer surface of the tepals.

Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora (Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora)

Bead lily as seen along the Island Springs Trail on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams..........July 1, 2005.

Bead Lily, Bride's Bonnet, Queen's Cup: Clintonia uniflora (Synonyms: Smilacina borealis var. uniflora, Smilacina uniflora)

The basal leaves and fruit of a bead lily as seen along the Juniper Ridge Trail #261 in the Dark Divide, Gifford Pinchot National Forest..........September 13, 2014.

Paul Slichter