This lily bloomed for the first time this year from seed. Of course, I've lost the label. It resembles Lilium pardalinum but the leaves are wrong. Can anyone supply a name? Thanks!
Try posting it on the SRGC Forum Claire, there are some Lilium experts on there.
I posted it on the SRGC first -- only Fermi replied; he guessed it was an American species but didn't know which. It's a very nice lily, but it will have to remain "sp."
I asked Gene Mirro if he could lend an opinion. This is his reply:
About Claire's photo: she doesn't say where the seed comes from. That's kind of important. If it's garden-collected, the plant could be anything imaginable. The other problem is that I'm not good at ID. I just grow them. I've grown a couple of westerns that have narrow leaves: wigginsi and shastense. Beyond that, I can't say. Even in nature, there are a lot of hybrids.
Thanks, Rick. Like Gene, I'm not good at ID. (Thank goodness Ron Ratko lives nearby!)
Flora of North America says wigginsii and shastense can have scattered leaves.
I looked at a lot of photos of Lilium pardalinum subspecies -- no conclusive match, but since I have sown seeds of lots of L. pardalinum in many forms, it's likely some version of it. Thanks for the help!