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Lilium grayi

Gray's Lily, Roan Lily, Bell Lily

Scientific Name:

Lilium grayi

Genus:

Lilium

Species Epithet:

grayi

Common Name:

Gray's Lily, Roan Lily, Bell Lily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Orange, Yellow, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Bogs, seepages, grassy balds, moist forests, and wet meadows, at medium to high elevations (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G1 - Critically imperiled, G2 - Imperiled (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Federal Status:

FSC - Federal Special Concern (*Key)

Notes:

Pollinated by hummingbirds.

Bloom

image

© G.S. Luttrell

Bloom Closeup

image

© Jeff Mazza, 2007

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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