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Lilium canadense

Lilium canadense L.

 

Canada Lily, Meadow Lily

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderLilialesIncludes lilies, tulips, trilliums, greenbriars, and others
FamilyLiliaceaeLilly family
GenusLiliumFrom Greek lirion, “lily,”
Speciescanadense“From Canada”

About plant names...

Canada lilies are North American natives.

Identification: These lilies can reach 5' (1.5 m) in height. Leaves occur in whorls of 3-8, surrounding the stem, sometimes with smaller individual leaves higher on the stem. The leaves have parallel veins, and are 1-5" (2.5-12 cm) long and ½-1" (1.3-2.5 cm) wide. Flowers are nodding (downward-facing), 2-5" (5-12 cm) across, with six spotted petals, and may be yellow, orange, or red. The petals curl backward toward the base of the flower.

Lilium canadense (Canada Lily, Meadow Lily)

From Curtis Botanical Magazine, by the US Department of Agriculture.

Online References:

Lilium canadense at Illinois Wildflowers

Lilium canadense on the Connecticut Botanical Society's Connecticut wildflowers site

Lilium canadense at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lilium canadense on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants

Lilium canadense on CalPhotos

Lilium canadense on eFloras

References:

Peterson, Roger Tory, McKenny, Margaret, Peterson Field Guides: A Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North Central North America, Houghton Mifflin, 1968, p. 102

Newcomb, Lawrence, Morrison, Gordon (Illus.), Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, Little, Brown and Company, 1977, p. 352

Lilium canadense description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Lilium canadense (Canada Lily, Meadow Lily)

10/9/2016 · Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, ME · By Constance B. Kent

Lilium canadense (Canada Lily, Meadow Lily)

9/20/2009 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)

Lilium canadense (Canada Lily, Meadow Lily)

9/20/2014 · Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, ME · By Constance B. Kent

Lilium canadense (Canada Lily, Meadow Lily)

9/20/2014 · Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, ME · By Constance B. Kent

Range: Zones 3a-9b:

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