Wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum)

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Illustration of Lilium philadelphicum by Carol Hamilton

Species: Lilium philadelphicum
Common Name: Wood lily
Status: Endangered, Extirpated, Maryland;
Endangered, Tennessee
Range:United States, Canada

Map of North America illustrating the range of Lilium philadelphicum

Artist: Carol Hamilton
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Watercolor

Found in meadows and along forest edges, white-tailed deer often graze on the wood lily. Enamored of the plant’s stunning appearance, humans overcollect these plants from the wild.