Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The first Leopard Lily has bloomed at the edge of Quinliven Creek - an exotic beauty on the Mendonoma Coast!
One of my favorite wildflowers - the tropical-looking Leopard Lily, Lilium pardalinum - has bloomed on the forest floor. The splash of orange is so unexpected in the world of greens and browns. It is also called Tiger Lily or Panther Lily. Its roots have medicinal qualities but I'd just rather admire this rare beauty from afar.