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Lilium rubescens (Redwood lily)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lilium rubescens

Lilium rubescens S. Watson

Redwood lily, Chaparral lily, Lilac lily, Chamise lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA

Benefit

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-11-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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