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Plant Details

Lilium superbum

Turk's Cap Lily

Scientific Name:

Lilium superbum

Common Name:

Turk's Cap Lily

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

orange

Size in Feet:

9

Light:

sun - part sun

Soil Moisture:

mesic - sub hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August

Bloom Area:

State-wide, common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont and Coast

Habitat Description:

Cove forests and moist forests, moist ravines, blackwater stream swamps, Coastal plain bogs.

Buds and Blooms

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Mount Pisgah, Blue Ridge Parkway, July 2004
© Tom Harville

Closeup of Blooms

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Mount Pisgah, Blue Ridge Parkway, July 2004
© Tom Harville

Seed Pods

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Martha Baskin

Seed Pod

Martha Baskin

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Bulbs

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Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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