Wild Lily: L. rhodopeum Delipavloff 1952

This recently discovered lily was found in the Smoljan district of the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains at Sivino. Grows in meadows lying 4,000 feet above sea level, and is usually compared to L. monadelphum. It has one to two, but mostly three to five, nodding, unspotted blooms of

diameter 3-6 inches with recurved orange perianth; umbellar. The pollen is scarlet, the bulb is white with numerous scales, the flowering period July, the stem 30-40 inches long and clothed with long linear leaves along its entire length, (RHS-LYB 1962)

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