Found in the Sierra Nevada from northern California to Mount Shasta and in Oregon, mostly on damp alluvial soils in meadows and along river banks. The bulbs are solitary, rhizomatous with triple-jointed scales. Theis 2-3 feet high, occasionally higher, with broad lanceolate arranged in whorls. Up to 25 small, speckled, scented of orange-yellow with red tips. Should be planted 4-4-2- inches deep in good draining -mould mixed with peat and sand. Slow germination.
Successfully crossed with L. parryi (O. E. Wyatt).