Publication: J. Soc. Centr. Hort. France, sér. 2. 5: 98. 1871.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA26: "The author citations often seen for this species derive from Baker (1874), who published the name as Lilium columbianum "Hanson in hort., Leichtlin"; this authority is given by various later writers as Hanson, or Baker, or Hanson ex Baker. However, Ducharte\\\\'s (1871) recapitulation of a letter from M. Leichtlin is apparently the first confirmed and valid publication of L. columbianum, and hence that citation is used here.
This widespread lily is rather variable. In California plants the stamens are considerably less exserted than those of plants found farther north. Lilium columbianum may intergrade with L. kelloggii along Highway 199 at the border between California and Oregon; these plants are slightly fragrant, the stamens moderately exserted, and the bulb scales unsegmented. Lilium columbianum hybridizes with L. pardalinum subspp. wigginsii and vollmeri, and extensively with L. occidentale in Oregon."