Wild Lily: L. heldreichii Frcyn 1904

Greece: Mount Parties north of Athens, Mount Parnassus near Delphi, Mount Olympus, Pindus Mountains, Peloponnesus and Jablanitz mountain range on the Yugoslav-Albanian border. Prefers the stony, calcareous humus of mountain slopes, and is only rarely found in cultivation. This orange-red, strongly recurved, Turk’s Cap-flowering lily is named after the German botanist Theodor von Heldreich (1822-1902), who was, at one time, Director of the Athens Botanical Gardens. Some botanists consider it a form of L. chalcedonicum. (RHS-LYB 1954)

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