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T-47 'Whirlybird'. Parentage unknown. Raised and Named by Carlton Yerex, 1951. Introduced by Edgar Kline in 1954. By its appearance, 'Whirlybird' is probably a sister seedling to 'Carnival Queen', the main difference is that the petal tips recurve on 'Whirlybird'. Photo courtesy of 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