What little data I may observe down does make me really feel very assured that C. pseudomajalis is certainly a real species and never an escaped model of C. majalis. For starters, with even the slightest little bit of scrutiny, there is no such thing as a denying these crops are morphologically distinct. Additionally, the habitats wherein C. pseudomajalis is discovered are fairly remoted, even for a backyard escape. For starters, C. pseudomajalis can solely be discovered within the southern Appalachian Mountains rising at elevations between ~3,200 and ~4,900 toes (1,000 – 1,500 m) alongside rocky ridges. These types of locations don’t bounce out as websites of outdated homesteads. Additionally, C. pseudomajalis populations infrequently attain the density one sees with C. majalis in most situations. Coupled with the remoted nature of C. pseudomajalis populations, it could take much more convincing for me to fall into the “escaped from cultivation” camp.
Taken collectively, I really feel fairly assured in saying I lastly bought to fulfill North America’s native lily-of-the-valley. It was a really thrilling discover that occurred in a really stunning a part of the world and I’m completely satisfied to know this plant exists. Maybe in the future, some intrepid scientist will flip their focus onto C. pseudomajalis and be capable of present us with deeper insights into its biology, ecology, and standing on this ever-changing world.