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Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
July 4th, 2010

1129 views, 62 “favourites” and 16 features as of 1/7/2012. Thank you!

This plant is on the endangered species list of COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada).

From Wikipedia:

Lilium canadense, commonly called either the Canada Lily or the Meadow Lily, is a native of eastern North America. The plant grows up to 1.5 meters high. Flowers emerge in June, and are nodding, yellow, orange or red, with spots. The plant has become less common in urban and suburban areas due to heavy browsing by the white-tailed deer.

The root system consists of a scaly corm with fibrous roots. This wildflower reproduces by seed or from offsets of the corms.

• Habitat: moist meadows, wood margins • Height: 2-5 feet
• Flower size: 2-3 inches wide
• Flower color: yellow, orange, or red
• Flowering time: June to July
• Origin: native

Found in N.B., N.S., Ont., Que.; Ala., Conn., Del., D.C., Ga., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va.

Featured in The Silky Touch January 15, 2011

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In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 4 years ago

    Mike this is outstanding! Perfect focus and brilliant dof! The detail and colours are gorgeous!

  • Thanks so very much, Robin! I really appreciate your support and the compliment of adding this to your favourites.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Appreciated, Ray. Thanks!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorabout 4 years ago

    Great colour… sharp…..excellent DOF……all in all……a beauty.

  • Greatly appreciated, Robert. Many thanks for taking the time to stop by and adding your very kind words!

    – Mike Oxley

  • laurav
    lauravabout 4 years ago

    Brill image! Great close up!

  • Many, many thanks, Laura! Much appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Michael, I have wanted too see one of these in the wild for a long time, well done :-)

  • Thanks so very much, Michael. First time I’ve spotted them and I usually wander around Cooper’s Marsh quite often. Must have been the right time of year today!

    – Mike Oxley

  • MichelPhoto53
    MichelPhoto53about 4 years ago

    Wow ! A very outstanding macro,well done Mike…

  • Merci beaucoup, Michel! Much appreciated, mon ami!

    – Mike Oxley

  • deb cole
    deb coleabout 4 years ago
    Perfect everything, Mike! Magnificent flower!!
  • Many thanks, Deb! Don’t think I’ve seen one of these before. Got a few “oddballs” today. Research, research…..

    – Mike Oxley

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverabout 4 years ago

    It doesn’t get any better!

  • Thanks so very much, Lee-Anne. Greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 4 years ago


  • Many thanks, Fred!

    – Mike Oxley

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 4 years ago

    beautiful shot Mike

  • Greatly appreciated, Dave. Thank you!

    – Mike Oxley

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