A California/Oregon native, the Humboldt Lily grows six or more feet tall with large (up to 4") maroon/red-spotted golden/orange flowers having six stamens with orange-to-brown colored anthers and a single pistil. The leaves have wavy margins in whorls with about a dozen leaves per whorl. This lily prefers shaded moist areas in chaparral and oak woodlands, often near streams. It was named in 1869 after naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt to celebrate his 100th birthday.
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