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Common names include, Turk's cap lily, turban lily, swamp lily or American tiger lily.[ Lilium superbum grows from 3–7 feet (0.91–2.1 m) high, with typically 3 to 7 blooms, but exceptional specimens have been observed with up to 40 flowers on each stem. It is capable of growing in wet conditions. It is fairly variable in size, form, and color. The color is known to range from a deep yellow to orange to a reddish-orange "flame" coloring, with reddish petal tips. The flowers have a green star at their center that can be used to distinguish L. superbum from the Asiatic "tigerlilies" that frequently escape from cultivation.
Lilium superbum is a species of true lily native to the eastern and central regions of North America. The species is native from New Hampshire south to Florida, and west to Missouri and Arkansas.
The roots were a food source for Native Americans, and the flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds and larger insects. Spotted along the trail to Blue Hole and High Shoals Falls in the Cohutta National Forest, Hiawassee, GA