New York Natural Heritage Program
Fairy Wand
Chamaelirium luteum (L.) Gray
Monocots

New York State Distribution [-]
This plant is historically documented from Rensselaer County south through the Hudson Valley and westward throughout the state south of the Adirondacks. While historically this plant has had a broad distribution, today it is only known from a few populations in western New York and the southern Hudson Valley.

Global Distribution [-]
Chamaelirium luteum occurs in eastern North America from Michigan and Ontario, east to Massachusetts, and south to Louisiana and Florida. It is relatively rare in the northern portion of the range and more common in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Best Places to See
• Nellie Hill, The Nature Conservancy (Dutchess County)
• Pawling Nature Preserve, The Nature Conservancy (Dutchess County)