Lilium washingtonianum

Washington Lily

Stem sturdy, erect, unbranched, with large white flowers. Leaves in 1–9 whorls, nearly clasping stem, widely oval with pointed tip, 2–5 in. long, more or less wavy. Inflorescence very fragrant, consists of few to 25 trumpet-shaped flowers nodding or facing outward, atop stem. Flowers white, sometimes pale lavender on outside, with tiny purple spots on inside, trumpet-shaped, tips slightly curved back. Flowers sometimes fade to pink with age. Grows in dry woods, often through shrubs, at mid- to high elevations. Named for Martha Washington, not the state of Washington.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 feet
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Crater Lake Np
  • Native: Yes