The North American Tiger Lily, Lilium columbianum, can be found in North America in areas such as California, Idaho, Nevada, and southern British Columbia. The flower is bright orange and yellow with dark red dots. The coloring of the flower likely contributed to it being named after the tiger. The flower has a mild lily scent. The plant grows up to 4 feet tall. Tiger Lillies are typically found in open clearings in forested areas. The Tiger Lily is a perennial plant meaning it grows back every year, blooming in the spring and summer. In Buddhism the Tiger Lily represents compassion.