North America, Florida, Louisiana, Carolina. Grows in coniferous woods and on marshland.
Bulbs are white, and built up of loosely connected, small scales. The long-lanceolategrowing from the base of the 12-20 inch high are perennial; all are scattered, acute, and gradually become smaller and narrower on the higher parts of the . The August-
flowering, mostly single, erect, and saucer-shaped scarlet blooms are of distinctive shape on account of their long-stemmed petals, and bear yellow markings strongly mottled with brown.
Not all varieties of this lily have yet been written about. Its natural habitat of acid soils or marsh makes cultivation very difficult; it is best planted incontaining a layer of sphagnum topped with a wet mixture of sand and peat; to stand in water continually. Germinates within 40 days. Cross- with other lilies has, so far, been unsuccessful.