The Canada Lily is an elegant native wildflower which is hard to find but worth the effort. Abuse of this plant is evident as wild flora terrorists dig up or crop the plant for selfish and personal use.
The one colony I visit annually is getting smaller and smaller and will soon disappear.
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Lilium canadense, commonly called either the Canada lily, wild yellow-lily, or the meadow lily, is a native of eastern North America. Its native range extends from Ontario to Nova Scotia south to Georgia and Alabama. It is most common in New England, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Canadian Maritimes. It is also cultivated as an ornamental in Europe and other places.
Flowers emerge in June. They are nodding (hanging downward), yellow, orange or red, often with darker spots. The plant has become less common in urban and suburban areas due to heavy browsing by the white-tailed deer.
These plants usually live in moist meadows and wood margins. They can grow up to 0.5-1.5m with yellow, orange or red flowers 50–75 mm wide which emerge between June and July.
The flower buds and roots traditionally gathered and eaten by North American indigenous peoples.
Conservation status in the United States
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