urk’s-cap lily, Lilium superbum, is one of our most spectacular wildflowers in eastern North America. Its stunning flowers bloom in July and August.
Native to wet meadows and rich moist cove forests and bogs from New Hampshire south to Georgia and Alabama, it is found in most counties in Virginia. While not common in the Coastal Plain, we do find it in wet meadows, seepage swamps, wet roadside ditches as well as alluvial and tidal swamps.
This stunning and statuesque plant is hard to miss in bloom when a single mature plant can bear up to 40 individual flowers atop elegant stems that can be 4-8 feet…
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