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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lilium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lilium occidentale Purdy
Habit: Plant < 2.2 m; bulb spreading-elongate, unbranched, scales 1--2(3)-segmented, longest 0.9--2.5 cm. Leaf: in 1--9 whorls (alternate), 4--27 cm, +- linear or not; margin not wavy. Inflorescence: flowers 1--13(35), pendent. Flower: +- widely bell-shaped, not fragrant; perianth parts 4.3--8.1 cm, reflexed in distal 60%, +- 2-toned, adaxially red to maroon (orange) on distal 50--60%, base yellow to green, with a band of orange or yellow between or not, abaxially strongly green on basal 40--50%; filaments +- parallel, anthers 5--14 mm, dull red or magenta, pollen generally red-brown (+- orange); pistil 3--5.5 cm. Fruit: 2.1--5.4 cm.
Ecology: Coastal scrub or prairie, gaps in conifer forest; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: n NCo (near Crescent City, Del Norte Co.; Humboldt Bay, Humboldt Co.); Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: In disjunct colonies. Central green star of +- all perianths ages yellow or yellow-orange. Threatened by habitat loss, grazing, competition, collecting.
eFlora Treatment Author: Mark W. Skinner
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Lilium maritimum
Next taxon: Lilium pardalinum
Citation for this treatment: Mark W. Skinner 2016. Lilium occidentale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30948, accessed on September 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 28, 2016.