Lilium philadelphicum – Wood Lily

This is a plant that grows in our county, but I’d never found it on our land.  It’s unusual, and generally grows on dry, sunny prairie hillsides.

A friend who raises native plants from seed gave me seedlings for several years – in 2018 and 2019.  One already had a flower when I planted it.


5/30/2019   This is one of the seedlings I planted in 2019 – just about ready to bloom.


6/14/2019  And it bloomed


I also purchased Wood Lily seeds in the fall of 2015, and planted them around the house, and on the hill behind the house.  I stuck them into the top layer of soil in November.  This one bloomed in July 2019.


This is the same flower, taken at night with a flash.