Lilium canadense L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lilium canadense L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem slender, erect, 6–15 dm, smooth; lvs mostly in 6–11 whorls of 4–12, the lowest regularly and a few of the uppermost occasionally alternate; lf-blades lanceolate to linear-elliptic, widest at or below the middle, tapering to both ends, often spiculate-scabrous along the margins and veins beneath, the largest 8–15 cm × 8–20 mm; fls 1–5, nodding from long pedicels; tep narrowly oblanceolate, acuminate, only slightly or moderately recurved, 5–8 cm, yellow or orange-yellow, varying to sometimes nearly red, marked with purple spots within; filaments straight or nearly so, only the juxtaposed anthers evidently exserted; fl-bud subterete; 2n=24. Moist or wet meadows; Que. and Me. to Md. and in the mts. to Va., w. to O., Ky., s. Ind., and Ala. June–Aug.

  • Common Names

    wild yellow lily