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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Lilium pardalinum Kellogg
Leopard lily, Tiger lily, Panther lily
USDA Symbol: LIPA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This is an extremely variable, colony-forming lily, spreading by creeping, rhizomatous bulbs. Considered charming and graceful, the stout stems are 3-6 ft. high with whorls of pale- to deep-green, narrow leaves. Each stem bears one to several nodding, yellow, orange or red, maroon-spotted flowers at its apex.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, OR Native Distribution: CA
Coast Ranges & Sierra Nevadas to s. OR Native Habitat:
Conifer stream banks & springy places; up to 6000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Part Shade Soil Description:
Deep, loose, moist, but well-drained, soils. Conditions Comments:
This lily is considered the easiest of the native
Pacific Coast lilies to grow and maintain. It is disease resistant and widely available.
BenefitUse Food: Bulbs consumed by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Increase using bulb
scales or offsets or seed. Sow outdoors in summer for germination the following spring. Seedlings take 4-5 years to flower; bulb
divisions take 2 years. In
early spring, divide the 1/2 in. scales and entire
bulblets from mature bulb Seed Collection:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACW || FACW |
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:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2010-10-04
Research By: TWC Staff