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Lilium humboldtii  Roezl & Leichtlin  ssp. humboldtii 
Humboldt's lily
Lilium humboldtii ssp. humboldtii is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).
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Observation Search
~132 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Parent: Lilium humboldtii
Genus: Lilium
Family: Liliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Habitat: openings

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Lilium humboldtii ssp. humboldtii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (LIHUH)

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[efloras.org] Description, Habitat, Range: Bulbs off white, occasionally flecked with purple; scales unsegmented; stem roots absent. Racemes 1 to 33 ( to 40) flowered. Flowers: sepals and petals orange, with magenta spots distributed distally or more proximally; pollen rust, rust-brown, rust-orange, occasionally to warm tan, becoming yellowish. Flowering summer (mid Jun - early Aug). Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa P. & C. Douglas) forest and chaparral openings; 600 - 1100 m; Calif. Subspecies humboldtii is distributed from Tehama County south to Calaveras County; reports from farther south are erroneous. An anomalous population documented by A. A. Heller early in the twentieth century as occurring near the Sacramento River at valley elevations (ca. 100 m) in Butte County is unconfirmed and unlikely to be relocated. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/19/2024).