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Plant Details

Lilium superbum

Turk's-cap Lily, Lily-royal

Scientific Name:

Lilium superbum

Genus:

Lilium

Species Epithet:

superbum

Common Name:

Turk's-cap Lily, Lily-royal

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Orange, Yellow

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:

July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Cove forests and moist forests, moist ravines, blackwater stream swamps, Coastal plain bogs (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains, rare in Piedmont and 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:

Recommended and Available

Buds and Blooms

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Mount Pisgah, Blue Ridge Parkway, July 2004
© Tom Harville

Closeup of Blooms

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Mount Pisgah, Blue Ridge Parkway, July 2004
© Tom Harville

Seed Pods

image

Martha Baskin

Seed Pod

Martha Baskin

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Bulbs

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Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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