Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Canada Lilly - Lilium Canadense

I'm so excited I've been waiting 4 or 5 years for this plant to bloom from a one year old seedling that I ordered from a company in Quebec. Just one bloom this year and only 2 feet tall but as it continues to develop in future years it will get much taller and have more blossoms. An endangered native species I'm so pleased to have one and hope to save seed from it to grow more.From Wikipedia : Lilium canadense, commonly called either the Canada Lily, Wild Yellow-Lily, or the Meadow Lily, is a native of eastern North America. Flowers emerge in June, and are nodding, yellow, orange or red, with spots. The plant has become less common in urban and suburban areas due to heavy browsing by the white-tailed deer• Habitat: moist meadows, wood margins • Height: 2-5 feet • Flower size: 2-3 inches wide • Flower color: yellow, orange, or red • Flowering time: June to July • Origin: nativeFound in N.B., N.S., Ont., Que.; Ala., Conn., Del., D.C., Ga., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va. [1]This plant is on the endangered species list of COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada).[2]The flower buds and roots were once gathered and eaten by North American Indians.
Canada Lilly - Lilium Canadense
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