CPC Plant Profile: Sandhills Lily
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Sandhills Lily (Lilium pyrophilum)

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  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • State: NC, SC, VA
  • Nature Serve ID: 161333
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Only about 200 individuals plants have been documented at fewer than 50 sites. Restricted to an extremely narrow range and set of habitat conditions. Fire suppression and conversion of streamheads to fishing ponds, farm impoundments, and other uses has severely reduced the available habitat. Most populations known extant are on properties that are periodically managed with prescribed fire or where periodic mowing takes place along rights-of-way. Use of herbicides is a concern for populations in rights-of-way.

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Taxon Lilium pyrophilum
Authority M.W.Skinner & Sorrie
Family Liliaceae
CPC Number 44597
ITIS 810206
Common Names Sandhills Lily
Associated Scientific Names Lilium pyrophilum
State Rank
State State Rank
North Carolina S2
South Carolina S1
Virginia S1

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting
North Carolina Botanical Garden North Carolina Reinforcement 2008
North Carolina Botanical Garden and US Army Corps of Engineers CERL North Carolina Reintroduction 2012
North Carolina Botanical Garden and US Army Corps of Engineers CERL North Carolina Reintroduction 2012

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