Bundle of 5 large bulbs.

At a Glance: This species is a tall herbaceous perennial growing from white bulblets. It has distinctive bowl-shaped, nodding flowers that display a checkered greenish-brown and yellow pattern.

Leaves: This species has 1-3 whorls of lance shaped leaves.

Flowers: Inflorescences are bowl-shaped, nodding flowers with six tepals which are displayed in a greenish-brown and yellow checkered pattern.

Growing Conditions:

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
Full sun > 80%
Mostly sunny 60%-80%
Low elevation
Mid elevation


Photo by Northwest Meadowscapes.

MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J., & Alaback, P. B. (1994). Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Richmond, Wash: Lone Pine Publishing.

Natural Resource Conservation Service. Plant Guide CHOCOLATE LILY.