Lilium lancifolium Thunb.
Common Name: TIGER LILY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Lilium lancifolium A. A. Reznicek

An Asian species, occasionally escaped from cultivation but probably somewhat more frequent than the sparse Michigan collections would indicate. First collected in Leelanau Co. in 1951.

Seeds have not been seen in Michigan plants, which are evidently mostly or entirely the sterile triploid race, spreading by purple-brown bulblets abundantly produced in the leaf axils (see Chung et al., 2015). This is our only lily with this habit.


Barry County
Benzie County
Huron County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Ottawa County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. September 25, 2022.