Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Lilium formosanum

Family: Liliaceae

Common name: LILY

Synonym: Lilium dauricum

Native to: Taiwan

Sentiment: majesty


Type: perennial

Forms: erect, spreading

Max height: 2.5 feet

Max width: 1.75 feet


secondary color present, white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Exposure: light shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: 0 to +30 °F

Water: regular

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There are 138 species of Lilium, a Liliaceae, many in cultivation, and it is a beloved plant. The scale of LILY blossoms makes it a wonderful topic for photographers. They are grown from seeds or bulbs and vary in height from two to six feet. Lilium formosanum flowers in summer; some species flower in late spring. It grows in Zones 7-9 and prefers regular watering. Lilium occidentale, an endangered species native to California and Oregon, grows to 6 feet tall in the wild.

Lilium attracts:
Celastrina ladon, SPRING AZURE, Danaus plexippus, MONARCH, and

Celastrina ladon