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Taxon: Convallaria majalis L.

Genus: Convallaria
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Nolinoideae. Also placed in: Convallariaceae Liliaceae Ruscaceae
Nomen number: 11280
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:314. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 21-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC).


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • American lily-of-the-valley   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Convallaria majalis var. montana]
  • European lily-of-the-valley   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Convallaria majalis var. majalis]
  • lily-of-the-valley   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ) – English
  • ling lan   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • muguet   (Source: Flower Oils ) – French
  • japansk liljekonvalj   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Convallaria majalis var. keiskei]
  • liljekonvalj   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Chita, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk [s.]
    Mongolia: Mongolia [e.]
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Khabarovsk, Primorye, Sakhalin
    China: China - Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hunan, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu; Korea
    Indo-China: Myanmar [n.]
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - West Virginia
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia [n.], Kentucky [s.e.], North Carolina [w.], South Carolina [n.w.], Tennessee [e.], Virginia [w.]

  • naturalized elsewhere

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Convallaria majalis L.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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