Wild Lily: L. occidentale Purdy 1897

One of the rarest lilies, growing along the north Californian coast to south Oregon and mostly in dry sphagnum bogs. The small bulbs grow on short rhizomes and the stem, bearing narrowly elliptic leaves in whorls, reaches 2-6 feet. The one to 15 small, pendulous, Turk’s Cap

flowers are green at their base, with brown-spotted, orange throat; the reflexed petals are tipped with crimson. Purple anthers, orange pollen, flowers during July, prefers lime-free loam soils with additions of leaf-mould and peat. Slow germination.

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