Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


837

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it on grassy balds, moist to wet meadows (esp in thin soils over rock), open woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Middle & upper leaves in whorls of 4-9, lower leaves alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Orange
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3, perianth widely campanulate
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 philadelphicum var. philadelphicum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lilium philadelphicum var. philadelphicum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-32-001:
Lilium philadelphicum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood Lily