Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


838

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Look for it in cove forests & moist forests, moist ravines, blackwater stream swamps, Coastal Plain bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 5-20

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lilium superbum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-32-005:
Lilium superbum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Turk's Cap Lily


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lisu_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120505_282

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Leaves narrow, lanceolate, and numerous, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk838_a

July        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Anthers 0.6-1" long on spreading filaments, extending well beyond tepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Lilium superbum

Ben Geer Keys    bgk838_b

July        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Harry Davis    hld838_crw_7097

July        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Tepals yellow to orange, spotted, reflexed so stamens & pistil project, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0407o_07

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm0407p_26

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves typically 10x or more long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm9808a_02a

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Keith Bradley    kab_lilium_superbum_1585

July    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_lilium_superbum

July        

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JK Marlow    jkm060805_209

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaves in whorls of 5-20, widest at or below middle, tapering to both ends, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm060805_213

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tepals at maturity recurved fully to form a circular shape, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm060805_227

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Tepals lanceolate, extremely recurved, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Lilium superbum

JK Marlow    jkm060805_232

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

A superior ovary, thus attached above the point of the tepals' attachment.

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JK Marlow    jkm060805_235

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm060805_331

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flower color ranges from orange to red, liberally spotted with purple, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Ron Lance    rwl_lilium_superbum

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Twenty flowers or more on a single plant is not unusual, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm140907_407

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fruits angular capsules to 2" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.