Lilium superbum 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 superbum L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stout and erect, to 25 dm; principal lvs whorled, the upper alternate; lf-blades lanceolate, tapering to both ends, smooth or slightly rounded-papillose along the margins; fls 1–many, nodding from long, erect or ascending pedicels; tep strongly recurved, lanceolate, 6–9 cm, orange or orange-red, spotted with purple; filaments long-exserted, outcurved distally, the anthers widely separated, mostly 15–25 mm; fl-buds 3-angled; 2n=24. Wet meadows and low ground; Mass. and se. N.H. to Ga. and Ala. July–Sept.

  • Common Names

    Turk's-cap lily