Lilium parvum Kellogg
Alpine lily, Fairy lily, Sierra tiger lily, Sierran tiger lily
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: lipa3
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CA , NV , OR
Native Distribution: CA Sierra Nevadas
Native Habitat: Boggy swamp or stream edges; often among alders & willows; from 6500-9000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: 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: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lilium parvum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lilium parvum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lilium parvum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff