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Miller, Holmes O.
Lilium parvum Kellogg
Alpine lily, Fairy lily, Sierra tiger lily, Sierran tiger lily
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
, 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
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:
National Wetland Indicator Status
|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.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff