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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 »

A lemon lily growing in vitro in a test tube. Photo courtesy Dave Stith

Idyllwild Lilium parryi Restoration Plan

The Lemon Lily Restoration Project is a collaborative effort between Idyllwild residents and the Forest Service. In 2009 and 2010 Forest Service personnel collected Lilium parryi seeds from National Forest and Wilderness areas in the San Jacinto Mountains.

Photo courtesy Dave Stith

How to Collect Lemon Lily Seeds in a Responsible Manner

Each Lemon lily flower is capable of producing a fruit that contains as many as one hundred seeds. Depending on the number of flowers some plants will produce only one fruit, while others may produce a dozen or more …

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Lilium parryi var. kessleri Debunked

I have frequently been asked about Lilium parryi var. kessleri, so I would like to clear up the confusion about this variety of Lemon Lily. In 1924, Davidson defined a new taxon of Lemon Lily from the San Gabriel Mountains that he called variety kessleri based on the following characteristics: leaves large, ovate to lancelate,… Read more »

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  • llf-tea

    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 …

  • lemonlilyparts

    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 …