lance-leaf tiger lily, tiger lily
[Lilium tigrinum Ker Gawl.]
Etymology: Lilium: derived from Greek lirion, "a lily"
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall forb; stems hairy, stout
Leaves: numerous, stalkless, all alternate, lance-like with pointed tips, clasping bases; with small black bulblets in upper axils
Flowers: orange, 6-parted, 4" wide, petal-like tepals bending backward, purple dotted; inflorescence of several, stalked flowers in nodding cluster (raceme); blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: roadsides, yards
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"