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Plant Details

Lilium michauxii

Michaux's Lily, Carolina Lily

Scientific Name:

Lilium michauxii

Common Name:

Michaux's Lily, Carolina Lily

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

orange, yellow-orange

Size in Feet:

4

Light:

Shade, filtered shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August

Bloom Area:

common in Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon on Coast

Habitat Description:

Dry upland forests, ridges, slopes, and ridges

Notes:

Carolina Lily is the official wildflower of North Carolina.

Emerging Leaves

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Martha Baskin

Plant

Here is the whorl of leaves that mark this plant. The location is dry, under pine trees, near Pink Ladyslippers.

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Budding Plant

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Black Mountain, late Spring
© MB Baumeister

Bud

What a delicate lovely shape.

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Black Mountain, June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Bloom

It took more than a month from the bud to this bloom!

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Black Mountain, end of July 2002
© MB Baumeister

Bloom from Above

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Black Mountain, end of July 2002
© MB Baumeister

Bloom from Below

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Black Mountain, end of July 2002
© MB Baumeister

Bloom

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Martha Baskin

Seed Pod

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Martha Baskin

Seeds

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Lisa Tompkins

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plant
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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