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Lilium washingtonianum (Washington lily)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lilium washingtonianum

Lilium washingtonianum Kellogg

Washington Lily, Cascade Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The several large, fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers, delicate, waxy white or pale pink, often dotted with minute purple spots, bloom at top of a stout leafy stem.

Northern races tend to be more deeply colored. Near Mount Shasta, in northern California, there is a race of this species called the Shasta Lily that has more narrow spaces between the petal-like segments. Chaparral Lily, Lilac Lily, Redwood Lily, or Chamise Lily (L. rubescens), which grows in brush or woods in the Coast Ranges of central and northern California, has smaller flowers, 1 1/2-2 1/2" (3.8-6.3 cm) long, that are at first white with purple spots but age to a rich wine color.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: Northern Oregon to the mountains of northern California and the southern Sierra Nevada.
Native Habitat: Brush or open forests.


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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


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

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