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'L. dauricum var. alpinum' (Lilium species or wild lily)
A very short growing variant of Lilium dauricum is 'alpinum' that reaches only 6 to 8 inches in height. With a flower far too large in proportion to its stem and leaf development, it looks awkward in the garden. Enjoys the same conditions as its more familiar "big" brother. Grown from seed provided by renowned botanist, Mr. Moto Shimizu of Japan.
Photo inset is of a selection made from a cross of L. dauricum var. alpinum with
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