Washington Lily Wildflowers Found in Oregon
Washington Lily (Shasta Lily, Mt. Hood Lily)

Lilium washingtonianum Washington lily is a perennial up to 2 m (6.5 feet) tall. Leaves are mostly arranged in one to as many as nine whorls with 6 to as many as 16 leaves per whorl, leaves are narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, acute at the tips, and 4 to 12 cm (1.6 to 4.7 inches) long. The inflorescence contains few to as many as 20 slightly nodding flowers that are white in color, aging purplish, and decorated most often with fine purple spots. Perianth segments are typically 6 to 9 cm (2.4 to 3.5 inches) long and spreading or recurved. The stamens support off white, yellow, or pink anthers which are barely exerted past the petals. The pistil matures to form a capsule, which can produce over 200 seeds. Habitat for Washington lily ranges from chaparral to open conifer forest including early successional forest at elevations of 400 to 2,200 m (1,300 to 7,200 feet). Its range is restricted to the Cascade, Klamath and the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges of Oregon and California

On to Next Flower ⇨
Hi-Res Pic (190K)    Hi-Res Pic Flower (161K)    Return to Thumb Page 48    Return to Wildflower Alpha List - Page 8