Wood Lilies - Wildflowers of Alberta

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Photographed in Crimson Lake Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada (untouched)

Wood Lily Lilium philadelphicum
This vibrantly colored lily is the provincial flower of Saskatchewan. It is a perennial that grows 30-90 cm tall from a bulb that is 2-3 cm thick. There are 1-5 flowers per plant in a reddish-orange hue that make them easy to spot when walking through meadows, dry woods or driving along roadsides. The Wood Lily is native from Quebec to British Columbia and south to New Mexico.

Long ago, tribes would gather the bulbs of the wood lily for food and medicine. The bulbs were once cooked and then applied to sores, bruises, swellings or wounds. A tea could be brewed for treating stomach problems, coughs, fevers and used for women during labour to aid in delivering the afterbirth.

The Wood Lily has disappeared from many populated places….please avoid trampling and don’t pick the flowers, it kills the plant. (from:Alberta Wayside Wildflowers-Linda Kershaw)

Featured in:
Alberta Group – May 21, 2010
Wildflowers of North America – April 5, 2013

Top 10 Challenge Win:
OrangeWildflowers of North America Group – May 2/13

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