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Lilium pardalinum (Leopard lily)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lilium pardalinum

Lilium pardalinum Kellogg

Leopard lily, Tiger lily, Panther lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: CA Coast Ranges & Sierra Nevadas to s. OR
Native Habitat: Conifer stream banks & springy places; up to 6000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light 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.

Benefit

Use Food: Bulbs consumed by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Description: 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: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
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 on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lilium pardalinum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lilium pardalinum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lilium pardalinum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-10-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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