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July 17, 2013 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Prairie Wildflower ~ Michigan or Tiger Lily?

Michigan Lily

Almost wordless: These lilies are growing wild in a local forest preserves. One of the people in my bird group knew they were native prairie plants found in the Eastern US and not an escaped garden lily. I thought it was a Michigan Lily, but my readers tell me Tiger Lily.

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  1. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Jul 17 2013 5:42 am

    Very pretty Leslie. I have some that color here, but they are part-bloom now.


  2. Beth F / Jul 17 2013 8:10 am

    In Ohio we called this particular lily a tiger lily (a common name used quite freely for different lilies).


    • Leslie / Jul 17 2013 10:24 am

      I did a little lily googling and found that there are three lilies that look the same… tiger lily, turk’s cap, and Michigan lily. From the way the leaves are set this may well be a Tiger Lily. Guess I better change the post title to just ‘wildflower lily’!


  3. Beth Hoffman / Jul 17 2013 8:17 am

    Lovely shot, Leslie. When I was a kid, my grandmother had a row of these along the sunny side of the barn. As Beth Fish mentioned, we always called them tiger lilies.


    • Leslie / Jul 17 2013 10:26 am

      That’s three votes for tiger lily now. I’m going to have to go back and look closely at the leaves, that appears to be the way to tell the difference.


  4. BermudaOnion / Jul 17 2013 9:54 am

    I love lilies!


  5. Kim,USA / Jul 17 2013 11:45 am

    What ever it is this one is very beautiful!! Can you take one and plant it in your yard?



    • Leslie / Jul 17 2013 12:20 pm

      No! Not allowed to remove any plants from public land. I’ll have to get them from a plant sale or a catalog.


  6. readerbuzz / Jul 17 2013 11:50 am

    I’ve never seen a Tiger Lily. Beautiful.

    Here’s my Wordless Wednesday!


  7. Sheryl / Jul 17 2013 12:01 pm

    Whatever you decide to call it, it is beautiful!


    • Leslie / Jul 17 2013 12:04 pm

      It is! And now I want some for my wildflower garden in my yard. I don’t have anything that’s orange.


  8. FarAway Peach Garden (世外桃源) / Jul 17 2013 1:07 pm

    In Northern California, it’s called Columbia Lily or Tiger Lily.:-) Very pretty.


  9. irene / Jul 17 2013 1:27 pm



  10. Suko / Jul 17 2013 3:08 pm

    A very lovely and balanced photo!


  11. Carol / Jul 17 2013 3:24 pm

    Very pretty.


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