07.13.2020 Wood Lily

I mentioned to Ann Mackay the other day that we have two very colorful wild and native lilies locally.  The Canada Lily, featured in that post, and the Wood Lily-Lilium philadelphicum featured today.  This is a shot from 2009 that never was shared here as I started blogging in 2010 and never looked back.   🙂

This is about the right date to find this but with the threat of rain today I won’t be making that hike.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 07.13.2020 Wood Lily

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Very warm, rich orange/yellow. As you can see from my profile photo to the left, I’m a fan of those colours! A native to be proud of for sure!

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I never see a lily with these colors and patterns without thinking, “What’s up, Tiger Lily?” Your photo’s better than the film, for sure.

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  3. melissabluefineart says:

    I like this photo with the plant in situ, surrounded by its companions. We have this growing at Illinois Beach State Park, never in very high numbers, and I’m always so pleased to see them. The other species we have here are L. michiganense, or Turk’s Cap lily.

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    • Thanks. I’ve only seen them as singles and haven’t seen groups at all. Maybe I just haven’t been to the right places.
      We also have Turk’s Cap Lily, although not in my part of New England. But apparently there are two as ours is Lilium superbum.


      • melissabluefineart says:

        Yes and then sometimes the botanists go changing the names, so I’m never certain; add to that, around here some people call the wood lily Michigan lily and some people call Turk’s cap lily Michigan lily.

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  4. The spots could almost pass for shadows.

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  5. Leya says:

    Beautiful colours and spots.

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  6. krikitarts says:

    Certainly not a cheep thrill, but this reminds me of a baby bird asking desperately to be fed.

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  7. Nice & colorful Steve!

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  8. Ann Mackay says:

    That’s a stunning flower – I love the markings and the intensity of the colour. It looks impossibly exotic for a wildflower – nothing we have is as showy.

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  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful lily, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one.

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