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Lilium philadelphicum var. philadelphicum

Wood Lily

Scientific Name:

Lilium philadelphicum var. philadelphicum

Genus:

Lilium

Species Epithet:

philadelphicum

Common Name:

Wood Lily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Orange

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:

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

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*Key)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G4T4T5

Bloom Close-up

image

Adele Paynter, 2009

Bloom and Leaves

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

image

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.

image

Cary Paynter, 2009

Seed Pods

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Cary Paynter, August 2010

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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