Yosemite and Tioga Pass Area

Kelly's Tiger Lily (Lilium kelleyanum) is not common in Yosemite. The blossom hangs downward from a 2-6' stout stem. These were the full 6'. Its six orange petals recurve backward fully and allow the anthers and styles to protrude - resembling a Turkish Turban. There are 6 stamens with large red anthers and a pistil which may be over 1.2 " long. The flowers are pollinated by swallowtails.