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Canada Lily growing wild in the Bashakill Wetlands, Wurtsboro, New York, USA
Canada Lily also known as the Wild Yellow Lily
is in the Lily family.
This wildflower has from 1 to several nodding flowers, each on a long stalk and ranging in color from yellow to orange-red with dark spots.
The flowers are about 2-3" wide, with 3 petals and 3 petal-like sepals arching outward but not backward; stamens 6, with brown anthers.
The leaves grow to to 6"; lanceolate, in whorls of 4-10, with veins beneath bearing minute prickles.
The fruit is an erect capsule 1-2" long.
This flower grows to a height of 2-5’, flowering from June through August, in wet meadows, woodlands, and borders.
It ranges from Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia; south to New England, eastern Maryland, Pennsylvania, and, in the mountains, to South Carolina; Florida west to Alabama; north to southern Indiana.