wild flower on top of a mountain, Mt Desert Maine

sunnysideuphill(5)June 30, 2012

I can't find the photo my late husband took about 12 years ago - but we were crossing one of the mountains in Acadia NP. I can't remember which one, but the summit was broad, flat and windswept. As with most of the "desert mountains", the summit was very rocky, and bare of trees, but in shallow depressions there was enough soil to support wildflowers. There was a dark red flower on an upright stem, with strappy leaves, about 18" - 24" high. The lily looked like a miniature day lily. There were literally dozens of them blooming in several wild "beds".

Any ideas on what it is/was?

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Is it the endangered wood lily? Scroll down to see photos.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wood lily

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 1:22AM
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Yes! and there were dozens and dozens of them! Thank you for the link.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 12:01PM
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