Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to northwestern Montana.
Habitat: Prairies, forest edge, forest openings, and meadows from sea level to to the subalpine.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous, glabrous perennial from a large, ovoid bulb, the sturdy, unbranched stem 6-12 dm. tall.
Leaves from whorled to nearly all scattered, lanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, 4-10 cm. long and up to 3 cm. broad.
Flowers 2-20 in a leafy-bracteate raceme on slightly recurved pedicels; tepals 6, 4-6 cm. long and 8-12 mm broad, yellow-orange to reddish-orange, freely spotted with purple or deep red, strongly recurved; filaments 6, slender, long-exerted, slightly exceeding the style.
Capsule cylindric, 3-4 cm. long.
PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lilium columbianum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.
WA Flora Checklist: Lilium columbianum checklist entry.
OregonFlora: Lilium columbianum information.
E-Flora BC: Lilium columbianum atlas page.
CalPhotos: Lilium columbianum photos.
USDA Plants: Lilium columbianum information.