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Lilium pardalinum  Kellogg  ssp. pardalinum 
Leopard lily
Lilium pardalinum ssp. pardalinum is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Parent: Lilium pardalinum
Genus: Lilium
Family: Liliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFLilium harrisianum
JEFLilium pardalinum var. angustifolium
JEFLilium roezlii
Information about  Lilium pardalinum ssp. pardalinum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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USDA PLANTS Profile (LIPAP2)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Description, Subspecies: Lilium pardalinum, also known as the leopard lily or panther lily, is a flowering bulbous perennial plant in the lily family, native to Oregon, California, and Baja California.[1] It usually grows in damp areas. Its range includes California chaparral and woodlands habitats and the Sierra Nevada.[2][3] Typically L. pardalinum grows to about 2 metres (6.6 ft) high; the tallest and most vigorous plants can reach up to 2.5 metres (8.2 ft). The bulbs are small, and many are usually clustered together on a rhizomatous stock. The flowers are Turk's-cap shaped, red-orange, with numerous brown spots, usually flowering in July. Subspecies[1][4][5] Lilium pardalinum subsp. pardalinum Kellogg - leopard lily - southern California, Baja California Lilium pardalinum subsp. pitkinense (Beane & Vollmer) Skinner - Pitkin Marsh lily - northwestern California Lilium pardalinum subsp. shastense (Eastw.) Skinner - Shasta lily - Oregon, northern California Lilium pardalinum subsp. vollmeri (Eastw.) Skinner - Vollmer's lily - southwestern Oregon, northwestern California Lilium pardalinum subsp. wigginsii (Beane & Vollmer) Skinner - Wiggins' lily - southwestern Oregon, northwestern California The subspecies Pitkin Marsh lily, Lilium pardalinum subsp. pitkinense, is federally listed as an endangered species. Cultivation Lilium pardalinum is cultivated by specialty plant nurseries as an ornamental plant, for use in native plant gardens and wildlife gardening; as well as providing height and colour in the flower border and for cut flowers. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[6] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


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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: 05/28/2024).