Etymology: Lilium: derived from Greek lirion, "a lily"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Leaves: lance-like, on upper part of the stem in 4-7 whorls
Flowers: orange to red with purple dots, 6-parted, 2 1/2" wide, bases of spoon-shaped, petal-like, flaring tepals not touching near the center; inflorescence of 1-5 erect flowers in a cluster; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: elongated, 3-parted capsule
Habitat: dry; woods, meadows, prairies, forests; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9, Wetland Indicator = FAC- Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos