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Lilium bulbiferum
Flowers | Liliopsida

Scientific name - Lilium bulbiferum

Synonyms -

Popular names - lilie rosie, giglio di San Giovanni.

Distribution and habitat - montane and submontane grasslands and forests from 500-1900, a rare 2200 m altitude. Originating in Europe, the Pyrenees and central Germany and Italy (Sicily and Sardegna missing).

Description - herbaceous bulbous, bulb small, m 1.5 cm in diameter. Stem erect, with purple spots at the base, 60-120 cm high. Leaves petiolate, lanceolate, upper leaves lanceolate, the armpit bulbili gate. Flowers 1-5, yellow-orange, elliptical external tepale-acuminata, 25 x 65 mm internal tepale sub-spatulate, with brown spots, stamens erect, 4 cm, anthers greyish 7 mm cylindrical ovary, style, orange, purple stigma , trilobite. Infloresre in May-July. Fruit capsule.

Requirements - exhibitions sunny or light shade, moist soil.



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