Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3601

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in wet meadows, forest openings, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 5-11

FLOWER:
Summer
Orange to red
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3, perianth somewhat campanulate
6 stamens, fully included to barely exserted
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lilium canadense var. editorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lilium canadense ssp. editorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-32-004?:
Lilium canadense   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Canada Lily


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image of Lilium canadense var. editorum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canadense_ed_z

May        

Perianth orange to red; tepals acuminate, reflexed 60-120degree from flwr axis, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lilium canadense var. editorum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canadense_editorum

May        

Anthers 5-10mm long, exserted to fully included when viewed from the side, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lilium canadense var. editorum

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_32

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

Leaves alternate and whorled, mid-stem leaves 2-5x as long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lilium canadense var. editorum

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_36

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

There has been confusion between L. canadense var. editorum & L. grayi, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lilium canadense var. editorum

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_37

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

image of Lilium canadense var. editorum

JK Marlow    jkm0507h_02

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

Leaves lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, not broader distally, per Weakley's Flora.