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Lilium michauxii <BR>Cream-Yellow Form

Lilium michauxii
Cream-Yellow Form

Item# ls189
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Found growing in southern Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Northern Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and a bit of Eastern Texas, this lily has a rather large range.

Known as ‘The Carolina Lily’, L michauxii likes a well drained, dryer ground. It has proven difficult to keep in our Pacific Northwest climate. Unusual for a species in that it is a stem rooter and insists on a lime-free growing medium. It has a stoloniferous bulb and stems usually top out at about 3 feet. Friends in the deep south say “it is a weed” but L michauxii often proves to be a challenge when grown out of its native area.

Title photo courtesy of Katie Hanson-Dorr who discovered this lily. A wildlife biologist, Katie reported finding several terrestrial species of orchids in the same area as where L. michauxii is growing. Please do not ask for the specific location of this lilium species, as it will not be divulged in order to save it from plant collectors. This is a rare color form needs to be protected, and not dug from the colony and taken home where it would die and forever be lost.

Photo copyright Katie Hanson-Dorr, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

This page is for reference only, not as an offer to sell species bulbs or seeds.
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