(Southern Red Lily; Southern Pine Lily; Catesby's Lily)
Liliaceae (Lily) Family
The flowers are solitary at the end of tall stalks. The perianth parts are well-parted (a collective term for calyx and corolla) to the base and have reflexed tips. The color is orange to red-orange and spotted toward the base. Flowers occur in the summer.
Fruit is a capsule.
There is much speculation as to how this lily became established in Escambia savannas. One theory is that when local forestry was searching for more disease resistant pine trees they looked to the western states to supply the seedlings necessary for crossing with the longleaf and loblolly already known. The tiny bulb of the lily was inadvertently shipped as well. It liked the climate and established itself in coastal woods, spreading slowly but steadily, which accounts for the name Western Pine Lily.