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Lilium kesselringianum Miscz.

Flowering stem up to 100-150(-200) cm. Bulb ovate, 8-10 (-25) cm diam., with many scales. Stem leaves lanceolate, 10-20 cm. Flowers 5-15, straw yellow, spotted inside, tubular campanulate (tips recurved), 6-8 cm diam., and 10-15 cm long. Pollen bright yellow or light brown. V - mid-spring to mid-autumn, in St. Petersburg and the Caucasus May to September. Fl - June (specimens from Abkhasia flower 20-25 days later) . Fr - August. Grows well on well-drained soil, in sunny places. P - by bulb scales and seed. Introduced into horticulture by St. Petersburg Botanical Garden in 1911. Z 4.

Caucasus (the Greater Caucasus, western part) and northwestern Turkey. From foot of the mountains up to subalpine zone, on forest edges, among shrubs, in meadows.


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