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Tiger lily

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Lilium lancifolium: Tiger Lily
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Tiger Lily
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Liliales
Family:Liliaceae
Genus:Lilium
Species:L. lancifolium
Binomial name
Lilium lancifolium

The Tiger lily Lilium lancifolium (or Tigerlily) is a large and spectacular flower which is also cultivated in Asia for its edible bulb.

Like other true lilies, the flowers are borne on an erect stem clothed with the more or less linear leaves.

The American 'red lily' or 'wild lily' (Lilium philadelphicum) is also sometimes known as the 'tiger lily' because of its black spotted flowers. This lily also has an edible bulb and was eaten by the American Indians.

Lilium columbianum from the Pacific Northwest is generally called a "tiger lily", but is alternately called the "Oregon lily" or "Columbia lily".

Some people mistakenly call the daylily, Hemerocallis, a tiger lily.

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