Species Details

Lilium parryi

lemon lily

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Lifeform: perennial bulbiferous herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Aug
1220 - 2745 meters
4005 - 9005 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Riparian forest
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic
Most occurrences in LAX Co. are very small. Nearly extirpated from SDG Co., where known from only a few plants at Palomar Mtn. SP. Threatened by horticultural collecting, water diversion, recreational activities, and grazing. Includes L. parryi var. kessleri. Angeles NF has adopted species management guidelines. See MadroƱo 40(4):270-271 (1993) for first Mexico record and distributional information.
Total Occurrences: 160
Element Occurrence Ranks:
8 26 7 4 4 111
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 59
Recent <=20 Years 101
Presumed Extant 156
Possibly Extirpated 3
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Sonora, Mexico (SO)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Los Angeles (LAX), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Big Bear Lake (3411628), Boucher Hill (3311638)*, Butler Peak (3411731), Crystal Lake (3411737), Cucamonga Peak (3411725), Cuyamaca Peak (3211685)*, Devore (3411724), Fawnskin (3411638), Forest Falls (3411618), Idyllwild (3311666), Julian (3311615), Juniper Hills (3411748), Keller Peak (3411721), Lake Arrowhead (3411732), Lake Fulmor (3311677), Moonridge (3411627), Mount San Antonio (3411736), Mt. Baldy (3411726), Onyx Peak (3411626), Pacifico Mountain (3411841), Palm Springs (3311675), San Gorgonio Mtn. (3411617), San Jacinto Peak (3311676), Sitton Peak (3311754), Telegraph Peak (3411735), Toro Peak (3311654), Tule Springs (3211686), Waterman Mtn. (3411738), Wildomar (3311753)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
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