Common Name: Canada Lily
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 2-5′
- Flower: Red, Jun, Jul
- Fruit: Brownish, ribbed capsule containing seeds about six weeks after flowering.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest
Lilium canadense is an underground bulb that sends out an erect stem with whorled leaves topped with showy flowers. The flowers are drooping and inverted and have red-orange petals with brown spots that open and curl backward to reveal large stamens. This lily forms colonies by putting out rhizomes and bulblets. It will make a large patch of plants if left undisturbed for several years. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Canada Lily naturally inhabits rich bottomlands and prefers moist soil. This subspecies (if it is in fact a subspecies, see: Weakley’s Flora), Lilium canadense ssp. editorum has a redder flower than the straight species.