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 'Lilium rhodopaeum'

'Lilium rhodopaeum'

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(Species / Wild Lily)
Derek Fox in his book 'Growing Lilies' remarked "That so late as 1951 such a spectacular plant could still be discovered in Europe but it was the case when Dimiter Delipavlov found this lily in the Rhodope Mountains" An extremely rare European species, it is indeed found in alpine meadows in the Rhodopi Mountains were it is a critically endangered species and listed as a IUCN red list threatened species. To see one in the wild is no simple task.

Title photo courtesy of Melvyn Herbert. Copyright Melvyn Herbert, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Insert photo #1 courtesy of Alan Mitchell, Scotland of L. rhodopaeum growing in the wilds of Greece. Copyright Alan Mitchell, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Insert photo #2 is L. rhodopeum growing in the Rhodope Mountains, Livaditis, Greece. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Copyright Ernst Gügel, all rights reserved. Original was cropped. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Thank you Ernst.

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