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Origin: as. Lilie, L. Lilium, gr. Cf. Flower-de-luce.

1. (Science: botany) a plant and flower of the genus Lilium, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six coloured pieces, six stamens, and a superior three-celled ovary.

there are nearly fifty species, all found in the North temperate zone. Lilium candidum and L. Longiflorum are the common white lilies of gardens; L. Philadelphicum is the wild red lily of the atlantic states. L. Chalcedonicum is supposed to be the lily of the field in our lords parable; L. Auratum is the great gold-banded lily of japan.

2. (Science: botany) a name given to handsome flowering plants of several genera, having some resemblance in colour or form to a true lily, as pancratium, Crinum, amaryllis, Nerine, etc.

3. That end of a compass needle which should point to the north; so called as often ornamented with the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis. But sailing further, it veers its lily to the west. (Sir t.

(Science: botany) Browne) african lily, a plant of the genus Hyacinthus. Lily iron, a kind of harpoon with a detachable head of peculiar shape, used in capturing swordfish.

(Science: botany) lily of the valley, a low perennial herb (convallaria majalis), having a raceme of nodding, fragrant, white flowers. Lily pad, the l 762 arge floating leaf of the water lily.

(Science: botany) tiger lily, the nymphaea, a plant with floating roundish leaves, and large flowers having many petals, usually white, but sometimes pink, red, blue, or yellow.

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Please help Identify Flower!

I have no doubt. This is lily :)

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by lucyy
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Please help Identify Flower!
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Re: identify wildflower?

It's a yellow trout lily!

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by mattw
Wed May 12, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: identify wildflower?
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Re: Please help Identify Flower!

Its not an amaryllis its call mystery lily, the plant will come up nice and green early and then die down to the ground, here in central wisconsin the flower comes up in august. teresa

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by mrningstar1
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Please help Identify Flower!
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... water. Many species of hydrophytes (such as the Eurasian milfoil) have divided leaves that have less resistance to flowing water. The lotus, water lily, and cattail are hydrophytes. Compare mesophytexerophyte

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by shidehkhashaie
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Hydrophyte
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... there was more in the atmosphere or in water. Another quick question. Is there more stomata under a leaf or on top of a leaf in a water plant? eg Lily. Help appreciated.

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by IAreAsian
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:43 am
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Topic: Co2
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