Michigan lily, Turk's-cap lily
[Lilium canadense subsp. michiganense L., more...]
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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, 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 Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key