Oriental Lily: Stargazers lily

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Oriental hybrids [Division VII]

These are based on many crossbreeds from several species native to Japan.

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They are fragrant, and the flowers tend to be outward facing. Plants tend to be tall, and the flowers may be quite large. The whole group are sometimes referred to as “stargazers” because many of them appear to look upwards.

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Lilium [members of which are true lilies] is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs, all with large prominent flowers. Lilies are a group of flowering plants which are important in culture and literature in much of the world. Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, though their range extends into the northern subtropics.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160208]

Source: Wikipedia

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