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 'Lilium pyrophilum'

'Lilium pyrophilum'

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(Species / Wild Lily)
This is yet another endangered lilium species. Native to North and South Carolina as well as the southern portion of Virginia, it gets its name "Pyro" as it grows in areas that are regenerating following a fire. It is reported by Pontus Wallsten who took these photos that it does not need fire though for germination. Stock is from a single bulb collected in North Carolina and is self sterile. Propagation of this garden subject for the time being is only by scaling. It is interesting in that the flowers deepen in color as they age so no two flowers on a stem are exactly alike in color.

Photo copyright Pontus Wallsten of Switzerland. Used with permission. Pontus has an excellent book titled 'The Lily Species and their bulbs' and he can be contacted by email at pontus.wallsten@bluewin.ch for more information. He also offers some rare species lilies in limited quantities that are shipped from his nursery in Switzerland.

This page is for reference only, not as an offer to sell species bulbs or seeds.
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