Saturday, December 17, 2016

Lilium parvum (Alpine/Sierra Tiger Lily)

 7/8/16 Lundy Canyon Trail, Inyo National Forest, 
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

 7/8/16 Lundy Canyon Trail

 7/8/16 Lundy Canyon Trail

 7/8/16 Lundy Canyon Trail

 7/8/16 Lundy Canyon Trail


COMMON NAME: Alpine/Sierra Tiger Lily

SPECIES: Lilium parvum

FAMILY: Liliaceae (Lily Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/8/2016

LOCATION: Lundy Canyon Trail, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Plant < 2 m; bulb horizontal, rhizome-like, longest scales 1–3.5 cm, (0)2–3(4)-segmented

Leaves in 2–6 whorls, 4–15 cm; margin not wavy

Inflorescence: flowers 1–41, nodding to ascending

Flower sometimes slightly bilateral, ± trumpet-shaped, not fragrant; perianth segments 3–4 cm, weakly recurved (outer sometimes < inner), oblanceolate, inner surface light orange to red (purplish) on distal 25–50%, lighter near base (sometimes uniformly light orange); stamens ± > perianth, filaments ± spreading, anthers 3–8 mm, pale yellow, orangish, or magenta, pollen yellowish to red-orange; pistil 2–4 cm

Fruit 1.5–3 cm

Ecology: Wet meadows, willow thickets, streams in coniferous forest

Elevation: 1400–2900 m.  

Bioregional distribution: n&c High Sierra Nevada 

Horticultural information: SHD, IRR or WET, DRN: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17; DFCLT.

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