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'L. pyrenaicum' (Lilium)
From the Pyrenees from which it gains its name, the lovely, golden flowers carry a rather unpleasant scent. Occasionally showing a few black specks on the flower face, Lilium pyrenaicum seems to grow well in heavier loam soils that drain well. It is the earliest of the European natives to flower each year, usually bursting into bloom in late May in the Pacific Northwest. Generally felt to be easy to cultivate we have always had great success in the cool greenhouse.
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base