Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Lilium from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26 (2002)
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-32-001:
Lilium philadelphicum FAMILY Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eastern Wood Lily, Appalachian Wood Lily
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_l_philadelphi_40
Flowers erect (not nodding) and tepals narrowed to a slender claw, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_l_philadelphicum_4
Flowers erect, facing upward. Leaves (at least some) whorled or verticillate, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to North Carolina & Georgia
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Middle & upper leaves in whorls of 4-9, lower leaves alternate
6 tepals in two whorls of 3, perianth widely campanulate
6 long-exserted stamens
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p352
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p197
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p448
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p164
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p362
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p418
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p010
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