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The genus Lilium are herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs. Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere. They comprise a genus of about 110 species in the lily family (Liliaceae).
They are important as large showy flowering garden plants. Additionally, they are important culturally and in literature in much of the world. Some species are sometimes grown or harvested for the edible bulbs.
The species in this genus are the true lilies. Many other plants exist with “lily” in the common English name, some of which are quite unrelated to the true lilies.
Lilies are leafy stemmed herbs. They form naked or tunic-less scaly underground bulbs from which they overwinter. In some North American species the base of the bulb develops into rhizomes, on which numerous small bulbs are found. Some species develop stolons. Most bulbs are deeply buried, but a few species form bulbs near the soil surface. Many species form stem-roots. With these, the bulb grows naturally at some depth in the soil, and each year the new stem puts out adventitious roots above the bulb as it emerges from the soil. These roots are in addition to the basal roots that develop at the base of the bulb.
Most species are deciduous, but a few species (Lilium candidum, Lilium catesbaei) bear a basal rosette of leaves during dormancy.
Seeds ripen in late summer. They exhibit varying and sometimes complex germination patterns, many adapted to cool temperate climates.
The large flowers have six tepals, are often fragrant, and come in a range of colours ranging through whites, yellows, oranges, pinks, reds and purples. Markings include spots, brush strokes and picotees. The plants are summer flowering.
Some species formerly included within this genus have now been placed in other genera. These include Cardiocrinum, Notholirion, Nomocharis and some Fritillaria.


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  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully Capture!

  • TY very much sis…:-D

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • thanx for the fav also :-D

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 4 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful photo. Gorgeous colors. Brenda

  • TY much Brenda…amazing what you find when out walking!!! :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Thanx for the fav also :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 4 years ago

    I love all lilies

  • They are so pretty…I have never seen so many different ones in one garden!!! ;-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • GregTS
    GregTSabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic Lily, color & photo!! Perfect photography!! Truly appreciate the Botony lesson!

  • TY very much Gregory…flowers are so pretty to photograph :-) thanx for the fav too ;-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithabout 4 years ago

    Oh the color and detail..brilliant image:)))

  • TY very much Karen :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Thanx for the fav also!!! :-D

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonabout 4 years ago

    The detail is amazing. So beautiful… :)

  • TY very much Betsy and for the fav!!! I was walking home and saw this little garden with all these pretty colored lilies!!! I just couldn’t keep on walking and not stop to shoot away!!! heehee :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Ann Reece
    Ann Reeceabout 4 years ago

    Wow, this is very beautiful – excellent photo!!!

  • TY much and for the fav :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago


  • TY much :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous image

  • TY much Lisa :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Mattie Bryant
    Mattie Bryantabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful lily

  • TY much :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

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