Lilium michauxii Poir.

Carolina Lily


Catesby Volume II plate 56 - left flower and leaves

Photo credit: Courtesy Biodiversity Heritage Library - Provided by Missouri Botanical Garden

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Lilium

Category: Bulb

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: To 4' tall

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Orange spotted flowers, hang down in summer. Whorled leaves. Prefers sandy soil.

Flower depicted in Catesby's Natural History Volume II plate 56 - the left flower.


Published in Encycl. (Lamarck) Suppl. 3. 457 in 1814.

Native to the eastern and central US.


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