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Lilium michiganense Farw.
Michigan lily, Turk's cap lily
Synonyms: Lilium canadense ssp. michiganense
USDA Symbol: LIMI9
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Michigan lily or turk’s cap lily is a 2-5 ft., single-stemmed perennial with sword-like leaves arranged in whorls. The stem often branches at the tip to form additional flower stalks. Orange flowers, up to 3 in. across, have petals that curve backward – almost to the base of the flower. Dark spots mark the inner surface of the six petals.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Green Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AL , AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MI , MN , MO , MS , NE , NY , OH , OK , PA , SD , TN , WI Canada: ON Native Distribution:
S.e. NH to WI, s. to FL, AL & AR Native Habitat:
Wet meadows; low ground USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Deep, fertile, moist, cool soil.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Separate scales from central core of bulb
and plant. Transplant in fall. To propagate by seed, layer the seed in dampened sphagnum or peat in a sealable container. Seal and store at room temperature 6-8 weeks. Small bulblets will develop. Store in re Seed Collection:
Collect 6-8 weeks after bloom period when the capsule
have turned brown and begun to split. Store seeds moist in sealed, refrigerated containers. Seed Treatment:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff