OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Lilium canadense   FAMILY Liliaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lilium canadense ssp. canadense   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Lilium canadense

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26 (2002)

Lilium canadense

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)

Lilium canadense ssp. canadense

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)

Lilium canadense ssp. editorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)

Lilium canadense

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-32-004:

Lilium canadense   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Lilium canadense

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada Lily


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image of Lilium canadense, Canada Lily

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canadense_ed_z

May        

Tepals yellow, orange to brick red, acuminate, reflexed 60-120° from the flower axis, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Lilium canadense, Canada Lily

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canadense_editorum

May        

Anthers 5-10mm long, exserted to fully included within the perianth when viewed from the side, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Lilium canadense, Canada Lily

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_32

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

image of Lilium canadense, Canada Lily

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_36

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

There has been confusion between L. canadense var. editorum (the red-flowered form) and L. grayi, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Lilium canadense, Canada Lily

JK Marlow    jkm0507h_02

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

image of Lilium canadense, Canada Lily

Penny Longhurst    pen_20190722_123827

July    Somerset County    ME

image of Lilium canadense, Canada Lily

Penny Longhurst    pen_20190722_123843

July    Somerset County    ME

The variation in flower color and leaf shape seems to defy taxonomic division, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Lilium canadense, Canada Lily

Penny Longhurst    pen_20190722_131607

July    Somerset County    ME

Leaves lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, not broader distally, alternate and whorled, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Lilium canadense   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lilium canadense ssp. canadense   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Lilium canadense

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26
Lilium canadense

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Lilium canadense ssp. canadense

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Lilium canadense ssp. editorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Lilium canadense

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-32-004:
Lilium canadense   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lilium canadense

 

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833

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Wet meadows, clearings, coves, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

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LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 5-11

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow (rarely orange to red)
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3, perianth somewhat campanulate
6 stamens, fully included to barely exserted
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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