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Lilium michauxii Poir.
Synonym(s): Lilium carolinianum, Lilium fortunofulgidum, Lilium superbum var. carolinianum
USDA Symbol: limi
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Reaching 1-4 ft. in height, Carolina lily bears up to six reddish-yellow, spotted, nodding flowers with petals that curve backward – almost to the base of the flower. The leaves of this perennial are mostly whorled.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WV Native Distribution:
Coastal Plain, s.e. VA
also in the mts. in VA
& WV Native Habitat:
Drier, upland woods & thickets
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.
Propagation is easiest from division of the scaly bulb,
which can be dug as soon as the plant goes dormant and the seed is ripe in late summer. Seeds planted just after collection with usually germinate in the fall and overwinter as tiny bullbs, resuming Seed Collection:
Collect 6-8 weeks after bloom period when the capsule
have turned brown and begun to split. Store seeds moist in sealed, refrigerated containers. Seed Treatment:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC |
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:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center
- Nacogdoches, TXMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2013-10-25
Research By: TWC Staff