Wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum)

Lily family (Liliaceae) | Wildflowers and Herbs plant group | Also known as Philadelphia lily, Prairie lily, Western red lily
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Wood lilies are topped by 1 to 5 funnel-shaped flowers, mostly red to orange with purplish-brown spots, on an erect stem with whorled leaves.

Identification Hints

The wood lily's stalk rises 1-3 ft. and is topped by upright, cup-shaped, purple-spotted, red-orange flowers which bloom in July and August. There are usually one to four flowers per plant. The leaves of this perennial are long and narrow and arranged in whorls. The fruit is a pod.

Did You Know?

While commonly admired for its bright red and orange flowers, the bulbs were gathered for food by Native Americans.

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