Taxon  Report   4815 
Lilium parryi  S. Watson
Lemon lily
Lilium parryi
© 2015 Keir Morse
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Lilium parryi
© 2015 Keir Morse
Lilium parryi
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
Lilium parryi, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California and Arizona, Sonora, Mexico.
also called Lilium parryi var. kessleri
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Lilium parryi
© 2015 Keir Morse
Genus: Lilium
Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: riparian, meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Lilium parryi var. kessleri
ICPN: Lilium parryi var. parryi
More information about  Lilium parryi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 15, 2018).

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