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'L. regale album' (Species or Wild Lily)
Selected out from cultivated stock of Lilium regale, the variant album has an absence of the pink-purple coloration on the outside of the flowers found in the type. Varying amounts of yellow appear in the throats of these highly fragrant flowers. Plants also tend to be much shorter than the type and do not carry quite as many flowers.
Photo inset of a bed of L. regale album and L. leucanthum var. centifolium late 1940's at the Edgar Kline nursery. Photo from the Bill & Mary Hoffman collection.
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