Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


836

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry upland forests, ridges, slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly in whorls of 3-7 (upper & lower leaves alternate)

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lilium michauxii   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lilium michauxii   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-32-006:
Lilium michauxii   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lilium carolinianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Lily


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lica25_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_113

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

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JK Marlow    jkm100314_074

March    Decatur County    GA

Perennial herb from a scaly bulb, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm100314_076

March    Decatur County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm150424_717

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm070523_003

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves distinctly wider toward the apex, per Weakley's Flora.

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Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_0349

July    Haywood County?    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, alternate and whorled, per Weakley's Flora.

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Will Stuart    wil_5983946147_c506c4ce56

July    Burke County    NC

Table Rock

Tepals orange-red becoming yellow in the throat, purple spotted within, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Will Stuart    wil_8464242329_f05ede39b6

July    Burke County    NC

Often half the nodes or more bear a single leaf, per Weakley's Flora.

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Bill Sharpton    gws_carolinalily

August    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm0308c_23

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0308c_34

August    Greenville County    SC

Tepals strongly recurved, lower half purple-spotted, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm0308o_31

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160816_534

August    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160816_537

August    Oconee County    SC

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Keith Bradley    kab_lilium_michauxii_2613

August    Henderson County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_michauxii

August        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_lilium_michauxii_27

August        

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Ron Lance    rwl_lilium_michauxii

September    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve