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Russian Ornamental | Family List | Liliaceae | Lilium

Lilium monadelphum Bieb.

Flower stem up to 50-100 cm. Bulb ovate, 5-8 cm diam., with many scales. Stem leaves numerous, alternate, lanceolate, 5-10 cm. Flowers 2-20, bright yellow, nodding, fragrant, tiariform, 6-7 cm diam. Anthers yellow or light orange. V - mid-spring to mid-autumn, in St. Petersburg May-September. Fl - June. Fr - August. P - by scales and seed. Prefers sunny places, partly shade tolerant. Introduced into horticulture by St. Petersburg Botanical Garden in 1800. Z 4.

Caucasus (foothills of the Greater Caucasus, eastern part of the Lesser Caucasus). Edges of forest, grassy and shrubby slopes.

L. szovitsianum Fisch. et Ave-Lall. is closely related to this species. It differs in its bright red pollen grains and dense perianth segments. Cold resistant. Z 3.


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