Alpine lily, Sierra Tiger Lily, Small Tiger Lily, Small Leopard lily
California, southwest Oregon and a small area of northeast Nevada
Meadows, streamsides, moist areas in pine forests; partly shaded locations
In rings (whorls) at intervals along the stem; 3 to 13 per ring. Elliptical or linear in shape
The showy flowers of lilium parvum range in color from orange-red to orange-yellow, with lighter centers and slightly darker tips. The inner portions are spotted with flecks of purple of red. There are three petals and three somewhat wider sepals, otherwise similar in appearance (tepals). Flowers grow on short stems branching from the central stalk; base of branches coincide with the leaves. Buds are pendent but the flowers point upwards or outwards when open. Flowers growing at higher elevations tend to be darker in color.