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Lilium michauxii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
LIL-ee-um miss-SHOW-ee-eye
Description

Lilium michauxii is a perennial wildflower and is the Official Wildflower of the State of North Carolina.  It is a perennial wildflower that grows from 2 to 3-feet during the summer and is typically found growing in the dry upland pine-oak woods, on ridges, and on slopes.  The whorled, thick, fleshy leaves taper to a blunt point with the widest portion being above the middle.  The flower not having a central green star has 1 to 3 orange flowers with petals bent backward. Flowers are fragrant.

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#wildflowers#NC native#native wildflower#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#mammals#birds#butterflies#pollinators#food source roots
 
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#wildflowers#NC native#native wildflower#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#mammals#birds#butterflies#pollinators#food source roots
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lilium
    Species:
    michauxii
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    West Virginia to East Texas
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit is available September-October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Description:
    1 to 3 orange flowers that do not have a central star. The petals are bent backward. Flowers bloom July-August.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Whorled, thick, fleshy leaves taper to a blunt point. It is the widest above the middle.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds