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Thursday, 25 September 2014

FFF149 - ORIENTAL LILIES

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. Many other plants have "lily" in their common name but are not related to true lilies.

The lilies illustrated here are Oriental hybrids (Division VII). These are based on hybrids within Lilium section Archelirion, specifically L. auratum and L. speciosum, together with crossbreeds from several species native to Japan, including L. nobilissimum, L. rubellum, L. alexandrae, and L. japonicum. 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. They are used extensively as a cut flower and are long-lasting in flower arrangements.

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17 comments:

  1. Heisann!

    Thanks for a nice comment, I the first one to post this week.... but next you will be missing me, but I am coming back the week after!
    Have lovely days till then!

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  2. Really really wonderful ! I love lillies.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  3. A beautiful and lush display of such beautiful flowers. I bet the scent was fabulous.

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  4. I love the color - and the heady aroma. Iris

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  5. Hi! How beautiful your photo is! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. You must have a fabulous collection of detailed flower portraits by now, after several years of a weekly write-up like this. Impressice.

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  7. One of my favorite flowers! This particular color is gorgeous. I am sorry I will miss joining you this week. I will be back next week. I already know what I want to share. Thank you for hosting. This is a very interesting meme with wonderful contributors.

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  8. Beautiful lilies, Nick. Thanks for hosting the challenge, and have a great weekend. :)

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  9. Beautiful Oriental lilies, I grow lots of them too, just love their perfume.

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