Lilium lancifolium: Tiger Lily

Lilium lancifolium is a species of lily native to northern and eastern Asia, including Japan. It is one of several species of lily to which the common name Tiger lily is applied, and is the species most widely known by this name.

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Like other true lilies, the flowers are borne on an erect stem 80–200 cm tall, clothed with the more or less linear leaves 6–10 cm long and 1–2 cm broad. It is one of a very small number of species that produce aerial bulblets, known as bulbils, in the leaf axils along the stem. These can be used to propagate the plant. Lilium lancifolium flowers on the plant last for a short period of time before they wither and are replaced by newer flowers.

Photo: Atlanta, 20120728

Source: Wikipedia

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