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Some time back I asked what might be eating off the stems of a rather special lily. Never did find the culprit. This is the flower of said plant. Lilium lanceolatum aureum.
Odd thing is that some of the bulbils have tiny lily flowers sprouting from them,not leaves definitely flowers. Anyone ever seen that happen before?

On plant Liliu, lanceolatum aureum




We have Lilium lancifolium flavum, Owdboggy which looks very much liked this, but photos don't really show small differences in plants.
No, I have never seen flowers on the bulbils of lilys. The bulbils that I collected and planted of L. l. flavum last year are just growing on as small bulbs, no flowers for a few years to come.

15 Aug, 2010


Never seen flowering bulbils, myself, either. It may not be so surprising: the same buds that produce bulbils on the lower part of the stem, will produce flowers on the upper part.

15 Aug, 2010


I just called it aureum 'cos I was never actually given a name other than a yellow form of L. lanceolatum. The original plant came from Scotland somewhere.

16 Aug, 2010

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