Plant ID forum: Wild lily

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Oct 19, 2014 9:26 PM CST

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This was growing in the woods in northern MN overlooking Lake Superior.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Oct 19, 2014 9:38 PM CST
Lilium lancifolium, which has escaped into the wild in Minnesota.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Oct 19, 2014 9:49 PM CST
It looks like Lilium michiganense

http://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/michigan-lily

http://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/page/flowers-by-color/o...
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Oct 19, 2014 10:09 PM CST
The raceme of blooms and what appears to be alternate leaves would point to L. lancifolium. L. michiganense has whorled leaves and blooms.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Oct 20, 2014 8:17 AM CST
Definitely Lilium lancifolium. While the flower may superficially look like michiganense, if you had the two plants together, even a novice gardener would see they are completely different. This is L. michiganense:

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While it does grow "in the wild" here, L. lancifolium is more of a persistent dweller, as a relic from a previous gardeners of 30-100 years ago. If you find it growing wild, almost assuredly there was a homestead their sometime in the past. The species does not produce seed.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Oct 20, 2014 10:48 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. I type corrected.... Smiling
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Oct 20, 2014 2:39 PM CST
@Leftwood

Wow Rick, thanks for the info! This shot was on Grand Marais on an overlook hike. It is interesting to know it must have been a homestead!
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Oct 20, 2014 2:44 PM CST
What is the common name?
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Oct 20, 2014 3:14 PM CST
The common name is Tiger Lily.

Some additional information: This lily grows "bulbils" in the leaf axils (where the leaf meets the stem). Bulbils are like small bulblets that can be planted to grow a new lily. Some people confuse bulbils with seeds; they are not seeds.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Oct 20, 2014 7:36 PM CST
Anderwood said:@Leftwood

Wow Rick, thanks for the info! This shot was on Grand Marais on an overlook hike. It is interesting to know it must have been a homestead!

Up in the Arrowhead, there are a lot of old, abandoned shacks that have disappeared back into the wilderness with time. If you had looked around, you might have found remnants of where it was.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Oct 20, 2014 8:17 PM CST
growitall said:Lilium lancifolium, which has escaped into the wild in Minnesota.


Correction: "Occurs" in the "wild". ;-)

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