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Catesby's lily, Pine lily
Lilium catesbaei
Liliaceae
 

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also moist to wet wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 2-3 feet tall. Taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States south to Palm Beach and Collier counties.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Moist to wet pinelands.

Soils: Moist to wet, moderately well-drained acid sandy soils with some organic contect, with or without humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Red to orange, yellow at the center.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Comments: It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.


Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee

Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee


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