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Lilium rubescens S. Watson
Redwood lily, Chaparral lily, Lilac lily, Chamise lily
USDA Symbol: LIRU
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Lilium rubescens, which grows in brush or woods in the Coast Ranges of central and northern California, has flowers 1 1/2-2 1/2 inches (3.8-6.3 cm) long that are at first white with purple spots but age to a rich wine color.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
BenefitUse Food: Bulbs consumed by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Record Last Modified: 2012-11-04
Research By: TWC Staff