Lilium occidentale

Western Tiger Lily

Stem erect, unbranched. Leaves light green, 1–3 whorls on central stem, scattered above and below; leaf lance-shaped to linear, entire, with pointed tips. Few to many odorless, pendent flowers at top. Petals recurve back; outer part of petal is bright scarlet fading to green center with dark red spots, often a connecting band of orange or yellow between red and green. Stamen filaments nearly straight, lying close to style. Grows in wet thickets, edges of sphagnum bogs, open places in conifer forests along coast where it is threatened with extinction. Note the different profile from L. pardalinum with stamens flared into a bell shape.

  • Rarity: Endemic
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--4 feet
  • Habitat: Coastal, Bog/Fen/Wetland
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  • Native: Yes