Native SpeciesBluebeed lily

Clintonia borealis
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by WEare SNATCHers
Peer reviewed by The Samquanches
Field Notes
The plant that we found was not the plant that we were looking for but it looked a lot like it, it was a little longer and thinner than the Bluebeed Lily we were looking for. It was particularly easy to find, it was on the forest line of the field. We also noticed that the plant had nothing living on it, no form of berries and/or flowers. It was suppose to have berries this time of year but there was no other parts growing off it. At first, we were looking in the wrong places bit eventually found it on the fields edge. The fields edge was green and there was a slight breeze moving through the trees and field. It blew with it the crisp air of fall and the smells of the forest. What made your adventure interesting was that there were a lot of plants that looked like it and it was hard to tell weather or not what the plant was. But eventually we were able to find a look alike plant that was very similar.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We think we didn't find it because the leaves we found were long and thin but the ones we were looking for were supposed to be an oval shape. We thought it might be like it though because of the same variation in color.
Photo of my evidence.
The top of the plant was supposed to be like a rosette but the leaves we found weren't in that shape. The plant we were looking for was supposed to be a rosette shape but the ones we found were not full and that is one of the reasons that we think we didn't find the right plant.
Photo of my evidence.
The plant we found was just leaves and no sign of the seasonal flowers or berries. This time of year they would have had small blue berries growing form the top but the plant we found didn't have anything growing from it.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Clintonia borealis
Common name:
Bluebeed lily
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.935420 °
W -70.447157 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Field
Trip Information
Frog Pond
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-03 14:19
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey


Dear Weare Snatchers,

Terrific photos and notes! I really liked how you explained your thinking - nice reasoning! And you're right, this isn't a Blue-bead Lily. Another tell-tale sign is that in your zoomed in leaf photo, the plant you're looking at appears to have a toothed edge. Blue-bead Lily's have a smooth edge.

From your photos, it looks like it was a lovely day to be outside!

Keep exploring and posting data!