Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


835

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in bogs, seepages, grassy balds, moist forests, & wet meadows, at medium to high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 5-11

FLOWER:
Summer
Red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3, perianth campanulate
6 included stamens
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 grayi   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lilium grayi   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-32-003:
Lilium grayi   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Gray's Lily, Roan Lily


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ligr2_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_lilium_grayi_0250

June    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Keith Bradley    kab_lilium_grayi_0267

June    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Bob Howell    rsh_110621_4822

June    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Tepals flared but not recurved or widely spreading, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Lilium grayi

Will Stuart    wil_grays_lily_from_151

June    Carter County    TN

Appalachian Trail

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Will Stuart    wil_grays_lily_from_170

June    Carter County    TN

Appalachian Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm070721_052

July    Mitchell County    NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Leaves widest near the midpoint, typically 4-6x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lilium grayi

JK Marlow    jkm070721_052b

July    Mitchell County    NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Flowers bell-shaped. Tepals red with dark spots nearly to the tips, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Lilium grayi

JK Marlow    jkm070721_056

July    Mitchell County    NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Leaves in 3-8 whorls, 4-8 leaves in each, lance-oblong to narrowly elliptic, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Lilium grayi

JK Marlow    jkm070721_057

July    Mitchell County    NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Leaves to 4" long and 1" wide. Leaf margins coarse or rough, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Lilium grayi

Steve Marlow    snm070724_002

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Flowers are horizontal or slightly nodding, each on a long stalk, per Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition.