Etymology: Lilium: derived from Greek lirion, "a lily"
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall forb
Leaves: rough at edges and veins, lance-like; main leaves whorled, upper leaves alternate
Flowers: orange, 6-parted, 3" wide, buds 3-angled; purple-dotted, petal-like tepals bending upward; inflorescence with several to many nodding flowers in a cluster; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: elongated, 3-parted capsule
Habitat: wet; meadows, streambanks, bogs, woods
Conservation Status: Native