Maianthemum stellatum — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Maianthemum stellatum</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Maianthemum stellatum</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail Alaska, USA USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Canada USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Lower 48 United States of America USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail St. Pierre and Miquelon (France) USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
Geographic distribution
Additional detail North America - Canada Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - Canada Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - Canada - British Columbia Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - Canada - Labrador Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - Canada - Newfoundland Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - Canada - Newfoundland Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - Canada - Quebec Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - California Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - California Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - California Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Connecticut Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Indiana Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Kansas Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Maine Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Maine Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Michigan Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Minnesota Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Missouri Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Montana Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - New Jersey Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - North Carolina Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Oklahoma Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Virginia Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail North America - United States - Washington Missouri Botanical Garden  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Maianthemum stellatum</i>
  • Plant growth habit
    The general growth form of a plant - its size and branching - also its woodiness. Some plants have different growth habits depending on environment or location, so a plant can have more than one value.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PlantHabit
Plant growth habit
Additional detail forb/herb
  • Forb/herb
    Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or below the ground surface. In the PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov/), graminoids are excluded but ferns, horsetails, lycopods, and whisk-ferns are included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/forbHerb
US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  
Additional detail forb/herb
  • Forb/herb
    Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or below the ground surface. In the PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov/), graminoids are excluded but ferns, horsetails, lycopods, and whisk-ferns are included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/forbHerb
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Ecology

Data about <i>Maianthemum stellatum</i>
Habitat
Additional detail non-marine IRMNG  
Habitat
Additional detail beach
  • Beach
    A landform consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, cobble, or even shell fragments along the shoreline of a body of water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000091
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail dune Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • Forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest biome
  • Forest biome
    A forest biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its entire spatial extent, densely packed vegetation which strongly limits light penetration to the forest floor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000174
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lake
  • Lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail loam
  • Loam
    A soil composed of sand, silt, and clay in relatively even concentration (about 40-40-20% concentration respectively).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002258
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail meadow
  • Meadow
    A habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. Typically, what is called a meadow has more biodiversity than a grassland as the former contains not only grasses but a significant variety of annual, biennial and perennial plants.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000108
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail prairie
  • Prairie
    An area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. Dominated by tall grasses (contrast steppe).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000260
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sand
  • Sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna
  • Savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna biome
  • Savanna biome
    A savanna biome is a woodland biome which has seasonal water availability and includes, across its entire spatial extent, trees spaced sufficiently far apart to allow an unbroken layer of grass, sedge (Cyperaceae) or rush (Juncaceae) communities to live.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000178
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shore
  • Shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
  • Wetland Indicator Status (NWPL)
    Five indicator statuses, or ratings, are used in the United States National Wetland Plant List to designate a plant species’ preference for occurrence in a wetland or upland: Upland (UPL), Facultative Upland (FACU), Facultative (FAC), Facultative Wetland (FACW), and Obligate Wetland (OBL). The statuses represent the estimated probability of a species occurring in wetlands versus nonwetlands in a region.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/WetlandIndicatorStatus
Wetland Indicator Status (NWPL)
Additional detail Facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Wetland
  • Facultative Wetland
    Hydrophyte. Usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facw
National Wetland Plant List  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail A Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Cuckoo Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Halictid Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Scarab Beetle GloBI  
Additional detail A Small Carpenter Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Sweat Bee GloBI  
Additional detail An Andrenid Bee GloBI  
Additional detail An Andrenid Bee GloBI  
Additional detail An Andrenid Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Andrena nigrihirta GloBI  
Additional detail Andrenids GloBI  
Additional detail Andrenine Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Archytas analis GloBI  
Additional detail Augochlorella striata GloBI  
Additional detail Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Bumble Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Cabbage White Butterfly GloBI  
Additional detail Carpenter Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Ceratinini GloBI  
Additional detail Dump Fly GloBI  
Additional detail Eristalis arbustorum GloBI  
Additional detail Eristalis dimidiata GloBI  
Additional detail European Honey Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Flesh Fly GloBI  
Additional detail Flower Flies and Hoverflies GloBI  
Additional detail Gonia capitata GloBI  
Additional detail Greater Bee Fly GloBI  
Additional detail Gymnoclytia immaculata GloBI  
Additional detail Halictid Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Helophilus fasciatus GloBI  
Additional detail House Flies GloBI  
Additional detail Leafcutting Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Mallota bautias GloBI  
Additional detail Melanophrys insolita GloBI  
Additional detail Neoascia globosa GloBI  
Additional detail Nomadini GloBI  
Additional detail Odontomyia pubescens GloBI  
Additional detail Osmia coerulescens GloBI  
Additional detail Osmiini GloBI  
Additional detail Parancistrocerus pensylvanicus GloBI  
Additional detail Parhelophilus laetus GloBI  
Additional detail Potter Wasps GloBI  
Additional detail Sarcophaga GloBI  
Additional detail Siphona geniculata GloBI  
Additional detail Soldier-flies GloBI  
Additional detail Sphaerophoria GloBI  
Additional detail Sphecodes smilacinae GloBI  
Additional detail Sweat Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Syritta pipiens GloBI  
Additional detail Tachinid Flies GloBI  
Additional detail Tachinomyia panaetius GloBI  
Additional detail Toxomerus geminatus GloBI  
Additional detail Toxomerus marginatus GloBI  
Additional detail Tri-colored Bumble Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Tropidia quadrata GloBI  
Additional detail Wandering Bumblebee GloBI  
Additional detail Xylota ejuncida GloBI  
Additional detail Zabulon Skipper GloBI  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail A Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Cuckoo Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Halictid Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Scarab Beetle GloBI  
Additional detail A Small Carpenter Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Sweat Bee GloBI  
Additional detail An Andrenid Bee GloBI  
Additional detail An Andrenid Bee GloBI  
Additional detail An Andrenid Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Andrena nigrihirta GloBI  
Additional detail Archytas analis GloBI  
Additional detail Black Cottonwood GloBI  
Additional detail Cabbage White Butterfly GloBI  
Additional detail California Bay Laurel GloBI  
Additional detail Engelmann Spruce GloBI  
Additional detail Eristalis arbustorum GloBI  
Additional detail Eristalis dimidiata GloBI  
Additional detail European Honey Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Gonia capitata GloBI  
Additional detail Grand Fir GloBI  
Additional detail Greater Bee Fly GloBI  
Additional detail Gymnoclytia immaculata GloBI  
Additional detail Helophilus fasciatus GloBI  
Additional detail Mallota bautias GloBI  
Additional detail Melanophrys insolita GloBI  
Additional detail Neoascia globosa GloBI  
Additional detail Noble Fir GloBI  
Additional detail Odontomyia pubescens GloBI  
Additional detail Parancistrocerus pensylvanicus GloBI  
Additional detail Parhelophilus laetus GloBI  
Additional detail Sarcophaga forma GloBI  
Additional detail Siphona geniculata GloBI  
Additional detail Sphecodes smilacinae GloBI  
Additional detail Starry False Lily of The Valley GloBI  
Additional detail Starry False Lily of The Valley GloBI  
Additional detail Sugar Maple GloBI  
Additional detail Syritta pipiens GloBI  
Additional detail Tachinomyia panaetius GloBI  
Additional detail Toxomerus geminatus GloBI  
Additional detail Toxomerus marginatus GloBI  
Additional detail Tri-colored Bumble Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Tropidia quadrata GloBI  
Additional detail Wandering Bumblebee GloBI  
Additional detail Weeping Spruce GloBI  
Additional detail Western Redcedar GloBI  
Additional detail Xylota ejuncida GloBI  
Additional detail Zabulon Skipper GloBI  
Elevation min
Additional detail 1,280 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
median Additional detail 139 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
max Additional detail 188 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
median Additional detail 1,950 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
max Additional detail 5,700 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
min Additional detail 90 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Maianthemum stellatum</i>
Life cycle habit
Additional detail perennial
  • Perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/perennial
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Conservation

Data about <i>Maianthemum stellatum</i>
Extinction status
Additional detail extant IRMNG  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Maianthemum stellatum</i>
Plant propagation method
Additional detail macerate
  • Macerate
    Macerate (mash) berries to remove skin and pulp (sieves work well).
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/propagationMacerate
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail moist storage to avoid deep dormancy
  • Moist storage to avoid deep dormancy
    Deep dormancy if seed dries out. Store seed moist in the refrigerator.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/propagationAvoidDeepDormancy
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail sow in container or outside
  • Sow in container or outside
    Sow seed immediately in container and keep watered outside or sow outside.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/propagationContainerOutside
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail sow outside in soil
  • Sow outside in soil
    Sow outside immediately in soil and label or sow in container.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/propagationOutside
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Seed/spore extraction
Additional detail mash ripe berries
  • Mash ripe berries
    Mash ripe berries in a sieve or colander and remove skin and pulp.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/seedExtractMash
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Not invasive in
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  

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