Wood lily

Wood lily

Wood lily

Liliu is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs, all with large prominent flowers. They are the true lilies. Lilies are a group of flowering plants which are important in culture and literature in much of the world. Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, though their range extends into the northern subtropics. Many other plants have "lily" in their common names, but do not belong to the same genus and are therefore not true lilies.



One of the most widely distributed lilies in North America, Lilium philadelphicum (Wood Lily) is a perennial wildflower with flamboyant, brilliant red-orange flowers, up to 1-3 in. wide (2-7cm). Blooming in mid to late summer for up to 5 weeks, the blossoms are elegantly spotted with purplish-brown freckles. Unlike most Lily species which favor pendant blossoms to protect their pollen supplies, Wood Lily features upward-facing flowers, seeking to attract passing hummingbirds and butterflies to help with pollination. There are usually 1-4 flowers per plant. They are borne atop an unbranched stem clad with whorls of 3-6 narrow leaves, 1-3 in. long (2-7 cm). Cross-pollination is necessary for wood lilies to produce seed, so if seed is desired, plant several bulbs. Easy to grow and low care, Wood Lily comes back year after year. It works well in a garden meadow, along woodland edges, and constitutes an excellent border plant, providing striking color and contrast to grasses or perennials. Victim of its beauty, Wood Lily is too often picked by visitors and it tends to disappear quickly from intensively grazed meadowland.

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