PYRENEAN LILY

Lilium pyrenaicum

Lily Family [Liliaceae]  

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statusZneophyte
flower
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inner
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morph
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petals
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stem
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10th June 2005, Old Dungeon Ghyll PH, Gt. Langdale Valley. Photo: © RWD
Each single un-branched stem has but one flower atop.


11th June 2010, Glenridding, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
un-opened flower pods on left.


10th June 2005, Old Dungeon Ghyll PH, Gt. Langdale Valley. Photo: © RWD
The top of the stem droops downward hanging the flowers like street lamp-posts.


12th June 2009, Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Has whorls of narrow linear leaves all the way up the stem like those of Purple Toadflax


10th June 2005, Old Dungeon Ghyll PH, Gt. Langdale Valley. Photo: © RWD
The crimped petals have dark streaks and dots on the inner and downward-facing surface, but only to half-way along the petals.


10th June 2005, Old Dungeon Ghyll PH, Gt. Langdale Valley. Photo: © RWD
With six prominent anthers bearing bright orange pollen.


12th June 2009, Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
There are six petals, outwardly curled 180 degrees back onto the stem.


12th June 2009, Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD


11th June 2010, Glenridding, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Un-opened flowers pods also droop downwards.


Some similarities to : Turkscap Lily, but Turkscap Lily is dull purple whereas Pyrenean Lily is yellow with lines of small dark spots.

Uniquely identifiable characteristics : there is no other flower quite like this with six large yellow outwardly curled petals hanging downwards and suspended from a short stem at the top which curls over downwards like an umbrella handle.

No relation to : Fringed Water-Lily [a plant with similar name]

Much more likely to be found growing in or near a garden than in the wild, although it does escape into the wild. Some garden varieties seem to be branched, with a flower atop each branch.


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PYRENEAN LILY

Lilium pyrenaicum

Lily Family [Liliaceae]  

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