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Carolina Lily Lilium michauxii


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Carolina Lily
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Family: Liliaceae, Lily view all from this family

Description Reaching 1-4 ft. in height, Carolina Lily bears up to six reddish-yellow, spotted, nodding flowers with petals that curve backward almost to the base of the flower. The leaves of this perennial are mostly whorled.

Flower May - August.

Flower May - August

Habitat Drier, upland woods and thickets.

Range Coastal plain, s.e. Virginia to Louisiana and Texas; also in the mountains in Virginia and West Virginia.

Exposure Preference Partial sun to shade.

Native Distribution Coastal Plain, s.e. Virginia to Louisiana, also in the mts. in Virginia & West Virginia

Site Preference Drier, upland woods & thickets

Soil Preference Sandy soils.