Gray’s Lily

Gray’s Lily
(Lilium grayi)

Gray's LilySingle stems 18-36 inches have several whorls of 2-3 inch long lanceolate leaves. Atop each stem, 1-4 long stalks will bear one slightly nodding flower about 2 1/2 inches long. Also called the orange-bell lily, the flowers are not strongly flared or reflexed.

A rare native perennial of the Alleghenies, Gray’s Lily is found in meadows and on balds in only a few of the Northwestern NC counties. June-July.

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