Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Wood Lily
Lilium philadelphicum
Family: Liliaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3

Openings in seasonally moist forests, prairies and roadsides.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early June to late July.
Fruiting Period: Early August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This lily has flowers that are erect rather than nodding. The tepals are abruptly narrowed near the base (clawed). It is found on woodland borders or associated with grass dominated areas.

Grazing or browsing pressure (including whitetail deer) and hydrologic changes (i.e. stream alterations road construction) would very likely be detrimental to the habitat for this species. Collection pressure should also be considered in planning access to the areas where this species occurs. Woody plant invasion may need to be controlled using periodic prescribed fire or other means to maintain the open character of the habitat for this species. Hand removal of trees in the vicinity of the species may be needed. Soil disturbance or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion would very likely be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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