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Lilium pyrophilum

Sandhills Lily, Sandhills Bog Lily

Scientific Name:

Lilium pyrophilum

Genus:

Lilium

Species Epithet:

pyrophilum

Common Name:

Sandhills Lily, Sandhills Bog 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, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Peaty seepage bogs in the Sandhills and peaty swamp margins in the upper Coastal Plain (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Coastal Plain.

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:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G2 - Imperiled (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered, Exploited (*Key)

Federal Status:

FSC - Federal Special Concern (*Key)

Notes:

This species was officially described in 2002 and is a handsome lily with deep-orange strongly-reflexed "tepals".

Lilium pyrophilum, NC Sandhills Gamelands, Hoffman, NC

image

© Will Stuart

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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