Sunday, July 08, 2007

Michigan Lily

Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense) click for a close-up

I was passing through the Nordheimer Ravine when I glimpsed a small swatch of colour. I stopped for a closer look and noticed this beautiful flower. I was instantly suspicious because there are very few orange native flowers but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this is a Michigan Lily. The Toronto area is at the northern edge of its range. Some people say that they have to plant exotics in their garden because native flowers are so boring. They obviously haven't seen this one!

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