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 'Lilium candidum var. cernuum'

'Lilium candidum var. cernuum'

Item# ls271
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(Species / Wild Lily)
A rare form of L. candidum, the variant cernuum was distinguished taxonomically by Weston in 1772. Differing from the type, it has pointed tepals and a black stem.

Photo insert is of a superb stem of var. candidum grown at Cambridge University Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and credited to Magnus Manske published under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License. Thank you Magnus for publishing this photo.

Title photo copyright Pontus Wallstén 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 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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