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Notes:

The edges of the New England Highway around Tenterfield were thick with thousands of these flowers when I took this shot a month ago. I wanted to get a wide shot of a bunch of them together, but unfortunately there was nowhere safe to pull over in the thickest patches! The stems were up to a metre tall and the flowers themselves were over 10cm long. I suspect they are some kind of weed but I'm not sure. I drove this route again last week and they were nearly all gone.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Lily
Lilium Lilium
Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago
Formosa Lily
Lilium formosanum Lilium formosanum - Wikipedia


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6 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Is 6 years too late for an ID, Shanna? These are lovely flowers, despite them being weeds. I've posted an ID suggestion for you.

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

It was remarkable Viv, just these swathes of them along the roadside (which is what made me think they're probably some sort of weed). But so pretty!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

It must have looked a picture, some varieties have a beautiful perfume

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Indeed,,

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Beautiful ShannaB. Not sure which lily though

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

They are beautiful!

ShannaB
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ShannaB

NSW, Australia

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Apr 11, 2012

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