Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)

These showy, upside down-looking flowers are always a joy to find.

Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)

The flower petals and sepals bend back so that the tips nearly touch.

Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)

This completely discloses the stamens.

Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)

Michigan Lily flowers from June to August.

Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)

They grow from 1 metre to 2.5 metres in height.

Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)

I found these plants growing very near Orange Day-lilies. Day-lily is a cultivated plant from Asia. The 2 species are not closely related.

Orange Day-lily (Hemerocallis fulva)

The leaves of Michigan Lily are “whorled” meaning that there are 3 or more leaves around the stem at the same node.

Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)
Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)
Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)

Michigan Lily grows in wet meadows, thickets, borders of streams and forests and in swamps.

Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganese)

Miles Hearn

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