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Turk's Cap Lilly

Lilium superbum


"The tall flowering stem bears several somewhat drooping, orange flowers, spotted reddish brown, with strongly recurved petals and petal like sepals; a green streak at the base of each flower segment forms a green star." This one is embedded in a bower of Wild Hydrangeas (the white flower clusters in the background).


Wet meadows, swamps, and woods


Taken on Wayah Bald Mountain, Western North Carolina, USA "The largest and most spectacular of the native Lillies, up to 40 flowers recorded on a single plant. Native Americans used the bulbs for soups."

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Cary, North Carolina

Lat: 35.76, Long: -79.02

Spotted on Sep 16, 2011
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

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