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Sierran Tiger Lily Lilium parvum


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Sierran Tiger Lily
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Alternate name: Fairy Lily, Alpine Lily

Family: Liliaceae, Lily view all from this family

Description Creeping by rhizomatous bulbs, this 2-6 ft. lily bears narrow, light-green, scattered leaves and vivid-orange, maroon-spotted flowers. The flowers are smaller than those of other lilies, are held horizontally, and have a flaring bell shape.

Flower July - September.

Flower July - September

Habitat Boggy swamp or stream edges; often among alders and willows; from 6500-9000 ft.

Range California, Sierra Nevada.

Exposure Preference Partial shade.

Native Distribution California Sierra Nevadas

Site Preference Boggy swamp or stream edges; often among alders & willows; from 6500-9000 ft.

Soil Preference Moist soils.