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Lilium pardalinum  Kellogg  ssp. shastense  (Eastw.) M. W. Skinner
Shasta lily
Lilium pardalinum ssp. shastense is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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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

Communities: wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFLilium nevadense var. shastense
JEFLilium nevadense
JEFLilium parviflorum var. luteum
JEFLilium parvum var. luteum
JEFLilium shastense
Information about  Lilium pardalinum ssp. shastense from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[oregonflora.org] Description, Range: Bulbs branching less often and less regularly than subsp. pardalinum, 2.1-4.4 4.4-10.3 cm, 0.4-0.6 times taller than long; scales (1-)2-4-segmented, longest 1.7-3.3 cm. Stems to 2.1 m, weakly clonal and not forming large colonies. Leaves evenly distributed along stem, often scattered in young plants or in 1-4 whorls or partial whorls, 3-13 leaves per whorl, horizontal and drooping at tips or ascending, 5-20.5 0.6-3.7 cm, 3-17 times longer than wide; blade elliptic, sometimes narrowly so, occasionally weakly oblanceolate, margins undulate or not. Racemes 1-25(-35)-flowered. Flowers not fragrant; sepals and petals reflexed 1/3 along length from base, yellow-orange or orange proximally, darker orange to red-orange to red on distal 1/3-1/2; sepals 3.7-7.6 0.9-2.1 cm; petals 3.7-7.6 0.9-2.2 cm; stamens moderately exserted; filaments moderately spreading, diverging 7-19 from axis; anthers orange, orange-pink, or magenta, 0.5-1.4 cm; pollen yellow to bright orange, occasionally red-orange; pistil 3.3-4.4 cm; ovary 1.2-1.8 cm; pedicel 6.3-27 cm. Capsules 2.2-4.3 1.2-1.9 cm, 1.6-2.9 times longer than wide. Seeds 132-177. 2n = 24.Flowering summer (Jul - mid Aug). Wet meadows, along streams in mixed conifer forests; 1100 - 1800 m; Calif., Oreg.Subspecies shastense occurs in the Sierra Nevada from Plumas and Butte counties north to the region surrounding Mount Shasta, west to eastern Trinity County and to western Siskiyou County, where it intergrades with subsp. wigginsii. Plants from near Klamath Falls, Oregon, appear to be this subspecies, though live material from this locality has not been studied. The southern limit of subsp. shastense may extend as far as Placer County at moderately high elevations (ca. 1800 m) in the Sierra Nevada. (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: 05/19/2024).