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Lloydia serotina (Common alplily)
Smith, R.W.

Lloydia serotina

Lloydia serotina (L.) Salisb. ex Rchb.

Common Alplily, Alplily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

A small Lily with usually only 1 broadly funnel-shaped, whitish flower that blooms at top of a stem about as tall as the very narrow basal leaves.

Of the 10 or 12 species in the genus, this is the only native one; the rest are Eurasian.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: AK , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Alaska; south to northwestern Oregon, northern Nevada, northern Utah, and along the Rocky Mountains to northern New Mexico.
Native Habitat: Gravelly ridges and in rock crevices high in the mountains.

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National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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