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'L. leichtlinii maximowiczii unicolor' (Species or Wild Lily)
Perhaps the most beautiful and the most resistant to virus infection of the 'leichtlinii' group is the Edgar Kline clone, 'unicolor'. We don't know if this was an unspotted seedling selected from seed grown 'var. maximowiczii' or from wild collected stock as there is little information. Used extensively in breeding at the old Oregon Bulb Farm, 'var. unicolor' was instrumental in producing the first of the "brush mark" type lilies.
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