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Please Note: Bulbs will be small, approx. the size of a small fingernail, and small plants should be protected from deer, rabbits and other wildlife. They may also lose their leaves from transplant shock, but will come back the following year…so make sure you mark them!
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Season: June – July
Suggested Uses: Wood Lily is a short, showy plant that has one of only orange prairie blooms in our region. It grows well in prairies and open woods. It is a a lovely garden plant and should be protected from deer and rabbits as they will clip the buds off before the flowers bloom or nip the seed heads off before they can fall to the ground! Prairie lilies bloom around the same time as coreopsis and the prairie phlox. They do not tolerate disturbance and are indicators of high-quality natural areas.
Native Range: Native to northern latitudes and high altitudes of the contiguous U.S. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees, hummingbirds and butterflies (including monarchs and swallowtails).
Flowers: The upward pointing flowers can reach 2″ wide. They have 3 petal-like sepals and 3 true petals each tapering and attached to the flower by a stalk. There are spaces between the stalks. There are 1-5 flowers per plant.
Leaves: The leaves are 1″-4″ long, lance-shaped, and usually in whorls.
Food Uses: Lily bulbs have been boiled, baked, roasted and used a thickening agent in soups. Consume at your own risk.
Other Names: Wood Lily
More information: USDA plant profile
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Mesic Soil, Summer Blooming, Medium Height