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Taste of Idyllwild

Taste of Idyllwild July 9th, 2015 5-7 PM Idyllwild Nature Center Come join the fun and sample foods from local restaurants. All proceeds to benefit restoration efforts for the Lemon Lily. Tickets can be purchased at the Nature Center or in town outside the Post Office. $25 per person in advance. $30 per person at… Read more »

Photo by Avianna Jones © All Rights Reserved

Lemon Lily Plants For Sale

The Nature Center gift store now has Lemon Lily plants for sale. $10 to $15 per plant.

Dore Capitano Lemon Lily Sculpture

Raffle for Dore Capitani sculpture

This year we will be raffling off an original sculpture of a lemon lily by local artist Dore Capitani. Raffle tickets $1 each available at Idyllwild Nature Center. Drawing July 12th at 3:00 PM.

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Lemon Lily Tea

Present Lemon Lily Art Show To benefit the Lemon Lily Restoration: The Art Collection of Scott Fisher featuring works of his family and 35 local artists …

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Judging the success of planting Lemon Lilies for restoration

During the planning stages for the first Lemon Lily Festival we used money allocated to us by Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone to purchase Lemon lilies from a commercial nursery …

A lemon lily growing along Strawberry Creek discovered this year. Photo by Mike Ahern

Natural history of our lemon lily

The lemon lily, one of our most spectacular local wildflowers, is rare and uncommon but not on the endangered species list. This 3 to 5 foot plant with large showy yellow flowers and whorled leaves is found in mountain creeks …

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Birdseed weeds

Over the years I have occasionally found small sunflowers popping up in my yard in pine cove and elsewhere on the hill. These are wimpy plants that never seem to mature and produce seed, so I attributed them to seeds from my bird feeders. This year I began to notice some plants around Idyllwild that… Read more »

Photo by Avianna Jones

‘California Gold,’ featuring festival, airing

Huell Howser showcased the 2010 Lemon Lily Festival on his television show “California Gold.” The program is currently airing on KCET Los Angeles …

Lemon Lily babies sprouting in pots

Why Restore Lemon Lilies to Idyllwild?

Harvey Monroe Hall conducted the first systematic survey of the plants in the San Jacintos. His flora, “A Botanical Survey of San Jacinto Mountain,” was published in 1902.

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About the Lemon Lily

Lemon Lily or Parry’s Lily, Lilium parryi, is named in honor of Dr. Charles Christopher Parry, a renowned botanist who was among the first to collect it in the summer of 1876. Lilium parryi of the Family Liliaceae is a perennial herb which grows from a bulb with a stem reaching a height of 1.9… Read more »

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    Taste of Idyllwild

    Taste of Idyllwild July 9th, 2015 5-7 PM Idyllwild Nature Center Come join the fun and sample foods from local restaurants. All proceeds to benefit restoration efforts for the Lemon Lily. Tickets can be purchased at the Nature Center or in town outside the Post Office. $25 per person in advance. $30 per person at… Read more »

  • Photo by Avianna Jones © All Rights Reserved

    Lemon Lily Plants For Sale

    The Nature Center gift store now has Lemon Lily plants for sale. $10 to $15 per plant.

  • Dore Capitano Lemon Lily Sculpture

    Raffle for Dore Capitani sculpture

    This year we will be raffling off an original sculpture of a lemon lily by local artist Dore Capitani. Raffle tickets $1 each available at Idyllwild Nature Center. Drawing July 12th at 3:00 PM.