Roan Mountain State Park
June 23, 2007
Along with the Rhododendron show, these rare beautiful lilies are a close second favorite. They have a celebrity status among wildflower enthusiasts! :) Unlike the Turk's Cap and Canada lilies, the petals are straight, they are not reflexed (curled backward). The plants grow up to 4' in height, so they are not as tall as some of the other orange-flowered lilies. Some of the older plants had multiple flowers on them, where the younger ones had only one. This photograph took quite a scramble down some steep rocks to obtain, but it was worth a bit of huffing and puffing!