Tiger or Leopard: Which Name Do You Use?
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
These lilies have two common names but whatever you call them, they can be grown in your own garden. Cheryl Lisin from the Lost Coast Interpretive Association writes,
Most people call them tiger lilies, most books call them leopard lilies: either way, Lilium pardalinum is beautiful when in bloom. In spring, green shoots arise from underground corms, and if the deer don’t eat them, they bloom in early July. Flowers are followed by big seed pods which produce hundreds of seeds that can be started easily in your own garden.A member of the lily family, Liliaceae, leopard lily grows throughout California in moist places, especially streambanks. These photos were taken on the Mattole River.