Lilium pardalinum: Leopard Lily

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^ Double petals variety 

Lilium pardalinum, also known as the leopard lily or panther lily, is a flowering bulbous perennial plant in the genus Lilium which is native to Oregon and California in the United States, where it usually grows in damp areas. Its range includes California chaparral and woodlands habitats and the Sierra Nevada.

Typically Lilium pardalinum grows to about 2 metres [6.6 ft] high; the tallest and most vigorous plants can reach up to 2.5 metres [8.2 ft]. The bulbs are small, and many are usually clustered together on a rhizomatous stock. The flowers are Turk’s-cap shaped, red-orange, with numerous brown spots, usually flowering in July.

Photo: AtlantaGA. [20130803]

Source: Wikipedia

 

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