Lilium catesbaei

Lilium catesbaei, sometimes known as Catesby's lily, pine lily,[1] leopard lily, tiger lily, or southern-red lily[3] is a native of Florida and the coastal regions of the American Southeast, where it usually grows in damp areas from Louisiana to Virginia.[4]

Lilium catesbaei requires hot, wet, acidic soil inhospitable to most other lily species.[5] Producing a single flower, it generally blooms late in the year. The flower is upright with 6 tepals (petals and sepals that look very similar). The tepals are curved backward and are orange toward the tip, yellow and purple-spotted toward the base.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b Justice, William S.; Bell, C. Ritchie; Lindsey, Anne H. (2005). Wild Flowers of North Carolina (2. printing. ed.). Chapel Hill, NC: Univ. of North Carolina Press. p. 35. ISBN 0807855979.
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ "Lilium catesbaei". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  5. ^ "North American Lilium A-M". Pacific Bulb Society. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  6. ^ "Lilium catesbaei". Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  7. ^ Flora of North America Vol. 26 Page 179 Pine lily, Lilium catesbaei Walter, Fl. Carol. 123. 1788.