Hiking on the trails that originate out of the Chantry Flats trailhead, you are bound to see the magnificent Humboldt Tiger Lilly (Lilium humboldtii) in all its’ splendor . This bloom was photographed on the Lower Winter Creek trail this last Saturday. This tiger lilly can be found growing along moist canyon stream beds throughout the front country of the Angeles National Forest. Late May through the month of June tends to be the time for these beautiful flowers to make their annual appearance. This native can be enjoyed on your next hike at Chantry Flats, whether it be the Big Santa Anita Canyon or in this case, the Winter Creek.
Posted on June 6, 2012 – Written by Chris Kasten