Liliaceae - lily family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 30 August 2018)

Liliaceae - lily family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 4 species in 4 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Clintonia (1 species)
      Clintonia borealis - yellow bluebead-lily (occasional1)
   Lilium (1 species)
      Lilium philadelphicum - wood lily (uncommon)
   Medeola (1 species)
      Medeola virginiana - Indian cucumber root (uncommon)
   Streptopus (1 species)
      Streptopus lanceolatus - lance-leaved twistedstalk (uncommon)

red font = unique character state (or nearly so) leaf position leaf arrangement of cauline leaves petal color
Clintonia basal n/a light yellow to greenish
Lilium cauline whorled reddish orange
Medeola cauline whorled green to yellow
Streptopus cauline alternate pink with darker reddish stripes

Clintonia (bluebead-lily)
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Clintonia borealis (yellow bluebead-lily) - [information to be added]
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Lilium (lily)
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Lilium philadelphicum (wood lily) - [information to be added]

Medeola (cucumber root)
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Medeola virginiana (Indian cucumber root) - [information to be added]
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Streptopus (twistedstalk)
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Streptopus lanceolatus (lance-leaved twistedstalk) - [information to be added]

   1Frequency designations are from Mittelhauser, Glen H., Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Webber. 2010. The Plants of Acadia National Park. Orono, Maine: The University of Maine Press.