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Plant Details

Lilium philadelphicum var. philadelphicum

Wood Lily

Scientific Name:

Lilium philadelphicum var. philadelphicum

Common Name:

Wood Lily

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

orange-red

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Full-sun

Bloom Time:

June, July

Bloom Area:

rare in Mountains

Habitat Description:

Grassy balds, moist to wet meadows (especially in thin soils over rock), open woodlands.

State Rank:

S2 - 6-20 Extant Populations - Imperiled in NC because of rarity or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from NC (*)

State Status:

E - Endangered (*)

Bloom Close-up

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Adele Paynter, 2009

Bloom and Leaves

Note the small (1') size. It's growing with Stiffleaf Aster, Ionactis linarifolius.

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Adele Paynter, 2009,

In bud, on a grassy bald.

The Wood Lily grows on grassy balds, in moist to wet meadows and in open woods.

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Cary Paynter, 2009

Seed Pods

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Cary Paynter, August 2010

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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