Lilium columbianum

Columbia Lily

Stem erect, unbranched. Leaves in 2–9 whorls, 2–4 in. long, lance-shaped, bright shiny green. Flowers numerous at top on separate bent stalks, light to dark orange with brown spots, facing downward. Flower 1–2 1/2 in. across, widely bell-shaped, with petals flared or often recurved, long stamens extending well beyond petals in tight cluster. Grows in drier coastal meadows, forests, roadsides, subalpine meadows, in northern part of range. May hybridize with L. pardalinum subsp. vollmeri, L. pardalinum subsp. wigginsii, or L. occidentale, where ranges overlap, making identification difficult.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--4 (6) feet
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, West-Side Forest, Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, West Gorge, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes

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