Lilium philadelphicum L.
Family: Liliaceae
orange-cup lily, wood lily
Lilium philadelphicum image
Derek Anderson  
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