Lilium philadelphicum

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Common Name(s): Wood Lily
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Native Range: sAB, seAB, swAB, seBC, SK, MB, ON, QC
Habitat: Roadsides
Wildlife Benefit: attracts beneficial insects, attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, attracts pollinators

General Description

Flower Colour: orange
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Height at maturity: 30 - 100 cm (0' 11" - 3' 3")

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Gardener's Notes

This native lily, also known as the Western Wood Lily, Prairie Lily and Western Red Lily, was officially adopted in 1941. It grows from southeastern British Columbia to Quebec in tallgrass prairie, open woods and along roadsides. One to three large orange-red flowers sit atop a 30 to 100 centimetre tall stem in June and July. They have six petals arranged in an upright bell fashion. Close to the center, petals are paler with dark purple spots — the same colour as its stamens. Wood Lily leaves

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