Wild Lily: L. henrici Franchct 1898

South-east China: Yunnan, Mekong-Sal ween, and Salween-Shwcli watershed, at elevations of about 10,000 feet on the margins of thickets in a damp monsoon climate. Discovered by Prince Henry of Orleans in 1895, it was at one time included in Nomocharis on account of its flat, open, outward-facing, cup-shaped flowers. Blooms 3-4 feet high, white, crimson to purple-spotted, with green nectary furrows. Flowers during July. Red-flushed bulb 4-44- inches in diameter. With proper care, it grows well in a damp climate – Scotland and northern England suit it. (RHS-LYB 1965)

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