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Lilium grayi

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
LIL-ee-um GRAY-eye
Description

Lilium grayi is an endangered species.  This perennial wildflower plant is grown only at high mountain elevations in moist meadows in early summer.  This plant height is from 2 to 5-feet with 2 to 3-inch lance-shaped leaves arranged in several whorls.  The flower are in groups of horizontal to slightly nodding 2.5-inch reddish-orange, bell-shaped flowers.  The sepals and petals have purple spots being slightly flared or reflexed.

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#wildflowers#endangered#NC native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildflowers#endangered#NC native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lilium
    Species:
    grayi
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southwest Virginia to East Tennessee
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Groups of horizontal to slightly nodding 2.5" reddish-orange, bell-shaped flowers. Sepals and petals have purple spots. It is slightly flared or reflexed.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-3" lance-shaped leaves arranged in several whorls.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No