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Columbia Lily - Lilium columbianum

Species of Concern

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2
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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Lilium columbianum is currently only known from Lincoln County, where six locations have been documented in the 1980's and 1990's. This species is vulnerable to extirpation in Montana because its attractiveness, potential to be over-collected, and limited range. Native lilies have rarely survived in gardens. Current information on known locations is greatly needed.
 
General Description
Stems 40–100 cm. Leaves lanceolate, 3–8 cm long. Flowers nodding, 2 to 5; tepals yellowish with black-spotted bases, lanceolate, 35–45 mm long, reflexed; stamens exserted. Capsule cylindric 3–4 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Phenology
Flowering June and July.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to MT south to CA. Known from Lincoln County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Douglas, G.W., D. Meidinger, and J. Pojar, editors. 2001. The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Volume 6. Monocotyledons (Acoraceae through Najadaceae). British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks and British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Victoria.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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