Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Lilium parryi (Lemon Lily)

Kingdom

  Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

  Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

  Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

  Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

  Liliopsida Monocotyledons

Subclass

  Liliidae

Order

  Liliales

Family

  Liliaceae Lily family

Genus

  Lilium L. lily

Species

  Lilium parryi S. Watson lemon lily

This lily is one to plant simply to assure its existence, but you will want it for its beauty and fragrance.

Its limited native range is in the mid to upper elevations of southern California and Arizona along streams and riparian areas, USDA zones 6-10.

Do not confuse Lemon Lily with the daylily that shares the same common name but is not a true lily.

The yellow trumpet shaped flowers have vivid brown anthers and often have maroon speckles inside.

The tall flower stems can reach up to 6 feet tall and will produce several flowers per stem.

Lemon Lily grows best in moist rich soil in  partial sun.

           
For a short comparison of northwest native lilies, click here.
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