Lilium lancifolium

Family (Traditional)Liliaceae
Species:Lilium lancifolium Thunb.
Common NameTiger Lily
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: sword-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Orange; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: raceme; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 3; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 6
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Campbell (KY), Estill (KY), McCreary (KY), Hamilton (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, KNK, MEM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1972 - 1988

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0100053 Breckinridge Kentucky
Lilium lancifolium
APSC0093860 Ballard Kentucky
Lilium lancifolium
31234100105491 McCreary Kentucky 19 Aug 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
Lilium lancifolium
MEM011432 Shelby Tennessee 08 Jul 1972 John E. Thompson Jr.
Lilium lancifolium
MEM005951 Ballard Kentucky 15 Jul 1972 Raymond Athey
Lilium lancifolium
31234100105483 Estill Kentucky 21 Jul 1988 Richard G. Guetig
Lilium lancifolium
31973000015927 Campbell Kentucky
Lilium lancifolium
31973000015928 Campbell Kentucky
Lilium lancifolium
APSC0064914 Hamilton Tennessee
Lilium lancifolium
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Plant Photos

Lilium lancifolium - Dwayne Estes
Lilium lancifolium - Dwayne Estes
Lilium lancifolium - Dwayne Estes
Lilium lancifolium - Dwayne Estes
Lilium lancifolium - Dwayne Estes
Lilium lancifolium - Dwayne Estes