Wood lily

Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. March 2011.

Scientific name: Lilium philadelphicum L.

Common name(s): wood lily

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile , NPIN Profile, Go Botany

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-generally flowers in July in ME

-whorled leaves


-anthropogenic disturbed areas





-declining with decrease in prairie habitat


Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.

Go Botany. “Lilium Philadelphicum L.” Lilium Philadelphicum (Wood Lily): Go Botany, 2020, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/lilium/philadelphicum/.