Found in thick forest medium low elevation Green Mountain, Vermont. Original from America, can be found through out Eastern Canada to NC in the US. Grows in moist wood forests. Leaves have 3-5 stripes like and are 4 to 10 in long. Fruiting in late spring and early summer. Fruit/berry color change from green to light blue and are of medium toxicity if eaten. Young leaves are edible, better if boiled, which makes it better to digest.
Like other slow-growing forest plants, such as Trilliums, Blue-bead lily is extremely sensitive to grazing by white tail deer.
Clintonia borealis (commonly Blue-bead lily or Clintonia, also Clinton's Lily, Corn Lily, Cow Tongue, Yellow Beadlily, Yellow Bluebeadlily, Snakeberry, Dogberry, Straw Lily), is a perennial forest plant found in eastern North America. It was once classified within the genus Convallaria.