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Picture of Western red lily
Western red lily
Lilium philadelphicum L. var. andinum (Nutt.) Ker.


Plant Description:

  • An obvious, upright plant growing up to 60 cm tall
  • Red or orange flowers with black spots; usually 1 to 5 flowers per plant
  • Occurs in moist fields, ditches and open-woods
  • DO NOT PICK! This is the Provincial flower of Saskatchewan. The plant will die if the stem is picked or cut
  • Roots can be made into tea to treat stomach disorders, coughs, tuberculosis and fever
  • All parts of the plant can be eaten
  • Found at Stop 1 - on the Interpretive Nature Trail


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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