Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lilium pardalinum--Pitkin Marsh Lily

Sometimes there is not much to say about a plant besides, "My goodness! What a pretty flower!" This is one of those. This California native likes water and shade, as you might expect of something called "Marsh Lily." It grows up to six feet tall, so those love orange flowers with brown speckles are at eye level. Very lovely and blooming now at the UC Botanical Garden.

1 comment:

Jeffrey said...

Lilium pardalinum is a nectar plant for large butterflies such as the two-tailed tiger swallowtail, monarch and admirals.