Tiger Lily, Lilium lancifolium

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 1 August 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The orange spotted blossoms are falling apart after a particularly severe rain we had a few days ago. This plant was formerly known as Lilium tigrinum, before botanists changed it to L. lancifolium. This is one flowering lily that grows and blooms well in partial shade. Imported long ago, the plant has escaped from gardens and has naturalized through many states in the eastern U.S. Some people feel it is too prolific under the right conditions, although it is pretty and easy to grow. The trouble with "easy to grow non-native" is that native species tend to get crowded out.

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1 Aug 2011 10:09am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Superb framing and clarity of color and detail ^^

1 Aug 2011 12:18pm


brilliant frame in excellent contrast, BRAVO!

1 Aug 2011 12:39pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely complimentary colors at work here!

1 Aug 2011 1:52pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A beautiful shot. Interesting about the invasive nature of some plants,,,,,,a weed is only a plant in the wrong place

1 Aug 2011 5:37pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a beautiful study this makes - the intense colors suit it perfectly.

1 Aug 2011 6:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

1 Aug 2011 11:21pm

Twojays from Southwest Montana, United States

Thank you for the history of this exotic and hearty flower. Your image is rich with the deep blues and greens to balance the brightness of the orange. Very nice catch. I love the dancing shape. Also like very much! Oscar's and Isadora's quotes. I have one by Michiner that I will put on mine. Thanks for the inspiration

3 Aug 2011 1:52am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is such a gorgeous shot! Wow.

3 Aug 2011 4:23am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

wonderful flower and perfect captured! great one!

4 Aug 2011 12:12pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Exquisite beauty!! Such extraordinary color and detail and light!

7 Aug 2011 3:44pm

Laura from NorCal, United States

Wowie wow! I haven't been online for a while and I logged in to be stunned by the beauty of this photgraph. Nice work :)

9 Aug 2011 2:00pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb closeup, so rich in detail! gorgeous color and a wonderful compo!

10 Aug 2011 3:37pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

A stunning capture of this beautiful tiger lily blossom! The lighting and the luminous orange color are truly amazing.

19 Aug 2011 10:07pm