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Lilium parvum (Alpine lily)
Miller, Holmes O.

Lilium parvum

Lilium parvum Kellogg

Alpine lily, Fairy lily, Sierra tiger lily, Sierran tiger lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: lipa3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: CA , NV , OR
Native Distribution: CA Sierra Nevadas
Native Habitat: Boggy swamp or stream edges; often among alders & willows; from 6500-9000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: 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

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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