At home in central China (Hupch, Hunan, Yunnan), scattered in Japan at elevations of 1,000-4,000 feet, mostly on limestone subsoils and growing in pockets of humus, in loam and among grass and scrub. Its extreme variability has given rise to a number of differing
descriptions, which E. H. Wilson found difficult to classify. Certainly a pretty, but small, June/July-flowering lily carrying one, and on occasions up to 10, erect, unspotted scarlet blooms. Scattered, linear-lanceolatespread horizontally from the , 1-3 feet long. The small, round, white bulb is short-lived, and has only a few broad scales. Rapid germination, prefers full sun.
L. concolor var. coridion is the best form, with lemon-yellow, finely brown-spotted.
L. concolor var. partheneioii has black-spotted, redwith green and yellow streaks.
L. concolor var. pulchelluin comes from Korea, Manchuria and Siberia -vermilion to orange-red, spotted flowers.
L. concolor var. stictum originates from Shantung. Black-spotted, scarlet flowers.
L. concolor Dropniore is a hardy and thriving, orange-red hybrid raised by Dr F. L. Skinner from the red type crossed with L. concolor var. pulchelluni.
L. concolor Okihime has pure-yellow, unspotted flowers bigger than typicum, is a bulb-splitter, and has been crossed with L. dauricuni. L. callosimi, and L. puniiliini.
Ideal for, much used in floristry; its bright colours create a focal point in any garden, (NALS-LYB 1959)