OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Lilium pyrophilum   FAMILY Liliaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lilium iridollae   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lilium pyrophilum

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO THESE PLANTS) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-32-006?:
Lilium michauxii   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhills Lily, Sandhills Bog Lily, Fire Lily


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image of Lilium pyrophilum, Sandhills Lily, Sandhills Bog Lily, Fire Lily

Will Stuart    wil_20009558190

July    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

1-5 nodding flowers, sepals & petals partly united, recurving til tips touch, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Lilium pyrophilum, Sandhills Lily, Sandhills Bog Lily, Fire Lily

Will Stuart    wil_l_pyrophilum_from_395

July    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Its flowers are not fragrant or only slightly so (vs. flowers of L. michauxii strongly fragrant), per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Lilium pyrophilum, Sandhills Lily, Sandhills Bog Lily, Fire Lily

Will Stuart    wil_l_pyrophilum_from_400

July    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Sepals & petals alike, orange to red-orange or deep red, spotted with purple, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Lilium pyrophilum, Sandhills Lily, Sandhills Bog Lily, Fire Lily

Will Stuart    wil_l_pyrophilum_leafwhor

July    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Lvs 1-5" long, widest near middle, green above, only slightly paler beneath, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Lilium pyrophilum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lilium iridollae   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lilium pyrophilum

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO THESE PLANTS) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-32-006?:
Lilium michauxii   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3173

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Peaty seepage bogs in the fall-line Sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4-15

FLOWER:
Summer
Orange/Reddish
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
6 long-exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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