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Lilium philadelphicum Linnaeus var. philadelphicum . Eastern Wood Lily, Appalachian Wood Lily. Phen: Jun-Jul; Aug-Oct. Hab: Grassy balds, moist to wet meadows (especially in thin soils over rock), open woodlands, limestone barrens. Dist: The species ranges from ME west to BC, south to NC, nw. GA (Jones & Coile 1988), KY, IL, IA, NE, and NM. Var. philadelphicum is eastern and mainly Appalachian, ranging from ME and s. ON south to NC, GA, and KY.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, G, K1, K3, K4; = Lilium philadelphicum L. – S, S13; = Lilium philadelphicum L. ssp. philadelphicum – Wherry (1946); < Lilium philadelphicum L. – FNA26, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WV

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 7

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