Wild Lily: L. stewartianum Balfour 1925

Forrest first found this lily growing in stony alpine meadows on limestone cliffs in Yunnan during 1913 at a height of 10,000-11,000 feet. The

plant collector Dr Rock saw it again in Yunnan in 1949, but only at one single site, and again on the snow-line. A fine, delicate plant with grass-like leaves and small, cylindrical-shaped, drooping blooms strongly recurved from the lower third of the perianth segments. Fragrant, deep greenish-olivc-yellow, finely spotted with chestnut-brown. Although it flowered in England in 1952, it is not now in cultivation.

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