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Lilium michiganense Farw.
Michigan lily, Turk's cap lily
Synonym(s): Lilium canadense ssp. michiganense, Lilium canadense var. umbelliferum, Lilium michiganense var. uniflorum
USDA Symbol: LIMI9
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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
, WI Canada: ON Native Distribution:
s. to FL, AL
& AR Native Habitat:
Wet meadows; low ground
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:
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff