Lilium catesbaei

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Lilium catesbaei
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Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 2.3)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
Species: L. catesbaei
Binomial name
Lilium catesbaei

Lilium catesbaei, sometimes known as Catesby's lily, pine lily,[1] leopard lily, tiger lily, or southern-red lily[2] is a native of Florida and the coastal regions of the American Southeast, where it usually grows in damp areas. It requires hot, wet, acidic soil, conditions that would normally exclude lily species.[3] Producing a single flower, it generally blooms late in the year. The flower is upright with 6 tepals (petals and sepals that look very similar). The tepals are curved backward and are orange toward the tip, yellow and purple-spotted toward the base.[4]

See also[edit]

Deer Prairie Creek Preserve in Florida, notable for Lilium catesbaei


  1. ^ a b Justice, William S.; Bell, C. Ritchie; Lindsey, Anne H. (2005). Wild Flowers of North Carolina (2. printing. ed.). Chapel Hill, NC: Univ. of North Carolina Press. p. 35. ISBN 0807855979. 
  2. ^ USDA GRIN entry for Lilium catesbaei
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