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Miller, Holmes O.
Lilium parvum Kellogg
Alpine lily, Fairy lily, Sierra tiger lily, Sierran tiger lily
USDA Symbol: LIPA3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Creeping by rhizomatous bulbs, this 2-6 ft. lily bears narrow, light-green, scattered leaves and vivid-orange, maroon-spotted flowers. The flowers are smaller than other lilies, are held horizontally, and have a flaring bell shade.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
CA , NV , OR Native Distribution:
CA Sierra Nevadas Native Habitat:
Boggy swamp or stream edges; often among alders & willows; from 6500-9000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Increase using bulb
scales or offsets or seed. Sow outdoors in summer or fall for germination the following spring. Seedlings take several years to flower. Seed Collection:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff