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Featured in “Color Me a Rainbow” 9-21-2010

  • I went on a lily shoot today!!! Wasn’t planned, but happened!!! LOL…*

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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I love the arts…nature…animals…
I find my peace while photographing
the beauty around me…
sunrises, sunsets, trees, flowers, animals,
the lake, architecture…
I also like to draw and back in the 80s, I loved all of the work by
Patrick Nagel, and I was doing drawings like his!!!

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  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 4 years ago

    Wow, another beauty. Gorgeous photos. Brenda

  • TY very much Brenda :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 4 years ago

    Ooo!!! Another great one…

  • TY much :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • GregTS
    GregTSabout 4 years ago

    And again!! That makes 3 for 3!! Perfect!!!

  • TY very much and for the fav!!! Love flowers, but they die too quick!!! :-(

    – Dawn M. Becker

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • TY much :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous color!!!!

  • TY much Lori :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • RTluver
    RTluveralmost 4 years ago

    Nice deep orange. Makes me thing of an Orange Sorbet. Well captured :-)

  • TY much :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful flower and photo!

  • TY much Ellen :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful image…love the color and the excellent composition..beautiful work

  • TY very much and for the fav :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 4 years ago

    SPECTACULAR!!!! :))))))))))))))))

  • TY much :-D

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesalmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous – wonderful vibrant colour against the background

  • TY much Sarah :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

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