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 'Lilium ciliatum'

'Lilium ciliatum'

Item# LS33
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Native to NE Turkey, this species a few years back was being marketed by a Dutch company as Lilium monadelphum . Exported directly from Holland as "nursery grown" bulbs, they more than likely were collected in the wild with Lilium monadelphum, which shares its native range. Title photo is from that mis-labeled, stock.

Found in alkaline soils, these semi-pendant flowers are a soft butter yellow with deep purple throats. Distinguished from Lilium monadelphum by fine hairs produced on the leaves as well as the buds, the name ciliatum for (cilia) means fine hairs. Lilium ciliatum carries a sweet 'Trillium' like fragrance. The seed of is a rich brown color and is hypogeal in germination meaning it needs a period of cold / freezing before emergence.

Inset #1 is of L. citiatum as provided by Alan Mitchell of Scotland. Copyright Alan Mitchell. Used with permission. Thank you Alan for this wonderful close up.

Inserts #2 and #3 of very dark centered subjects found in Turkey. Copyright Pontus Wallsten. Used with permission.

Photo insert #4 'L. ciliatum' in habitat at Zigana Pass, Turkey. Photo copyright Ernst Gügel. Original photo slightly cropped. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Again, thank you Ernst.

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