Canada Lily

By William T. Hathaway

Canada Lily (Lilium canadense)

On a field trip to some upland, moist meadows we were pleased to see several Canada Lilies growing within a short distance apart. Although a couple of the lilies were an orange-red, I chose to photograph the red specimen. Several Canada Lilies were also spotted here and there on a nearby mountain bald.

I had long been familiar with our piedmont and mountain Turk's-cap and Carolina Lilies, but this red Canada Lily was a special treat. Just as in stamp collecting, adding new flowers to one's photographic collection begets a spirit of personal satisfaction.

We were in a high mountain area west of Mountain Lake in Giles County, Virginia.

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