Maybe you saw it in a vase, front yard, or even in a botanical garden. If it was summer, you might have noticed the huge, brightly colored 6-petaled blooms that make this plant famous.

Lily Flowers

You might even have a relative or friend named Lily! The beautiful flower of the lily plant makes it among the most well-known flowering plants in horticulture. But this eye-catching flower is more than it looks. It has significant symbolism in different cultures, in part because of its brilliance and beauty.

Lilium Longiflorum

Lily (Lilium longiflorum) is a genus of around 100 species[1] of herbaceous and bulbous perennials that are native to North America, Europe, and southern Asia.

Orange Kaffir Lily Flowers

Lilies usually have 6-tepal flowers of various shapes (flat, bowl, bell, cup, funnel, or trumpet), often nodding, often reflective, on rigid, unbranched stems (1-8 feet tall) lined by elliptical to linear leaves.

Pink Lily Flowers

The flowers are generally scented and come in various colors, including pink, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow.

White Lilies

Suggested Reading: Flowers List

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Key References
  • [1]“Types of Lilies | North American Lily Society”. Accessed November 27, 2021. Link.


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