Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Liliaceae: Lily

Plants with bulbs and 3 petals and 3 sepals usually petal-like (except Trilliums). Leaves linear with parallel veins.
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Maianthemum
bead-ruby, false lily-of-the-valley
6 Photo of Maianthemum Flower heads in racemes. Flowers small, white. Leaves broadly oblong. Stems not branched below flowers. Images   Information
Triantha
false asphodel
1 Photo of Triantha Flower head a spike-like raceme. Flower white without dark spots near the center. Leaves linear. Images   Information
Aletris
colic-root, star-grass
1 Photo of Aletris Flower head spike-like raceme. Flowers small, white, tubular. Leaves basal, lance-like Images   Information
Convallaria
lily-of-the-valley
1 Photo of Convallaria Flowers in spike-like raceme. Flowers white, bell-like. Leaves elliptic. Images   Information
Muscari
grape-hyacinth
2 Photo of Muscari Flowers in spike-like raceme. Flowers small, blue, tubular. Leaves linear. Images   Information
Allium
onion
10 Photo of Allium Flower head umbel-like. Flowers small; white, pink, purple. Taste and smell like onion. Images   Information
Medeola
Indian cucumber-root
1 Photo of Medeola Flowers head nodding, umbel-like. Flowers creamy. Leaves in 2 whorls. Images   Information
Clintonia
blue-bead-lily
1 Photo of Clintonia Flower head nodding, umbel-like. Flowers yellow. Leaves elliptic. No onion taste or odor. Images   Information
Zigadenus
death camas
1 Photo of Zigadenus Flower head a loose, terminal cluster. Flowers white with 1 or 2 dark or yellow spots near the center. Leaves linear. Images   Information
Camassia
camas
1 Photo of Camassia Flowers in loose, terminal cluster. Flowers white without green stripe. Leaves linear. Images   Information
Ornithogalum
1 Photo of Ornithogalum Flowers in loose, terminal cluster. Flowers white with green stripe. Leaves linear. Images   Information
Scilla
squill, wild-hyacinth
1 Photo of Scilla Flowers in loose, nodding, terminal cluster. Flowers blue. Leaves broadly linear. Images   Information
Lilium
lily
3 Photo of Lilium Flower heads a loose, terminal cluster. Flowers large, orange. Leaves often whorled. Stems not branched below flowers. Images   Information
Hemerocallis
daylily, spider-lily
2 Photo of Hemerocallis Flower heads a loose, terminal cluster. Flowers large, orange or yellow, lasts only one day. Leaves basal, linear. Images   Information
Hypoxis
star-grass
1 Photo of Hypoxis Flower heads a loose, terminal cluster. Flowers small, yellow. Leaves usually hairy, linear. Images   Information
Erythronium
adder's-tongue, dog-tooth violet, fawn-lily, trout-lily
2 Photo of Erythronium Flowers solitary, nodding. Flowers white or yellow. Leaves spotted, elliptic. Images   Information
Trillium
birthroot, wake-robin
6 Photo of Trillium Flowers solitary, terminal. Petals and sepals different. Leaves 3 in a single whorl. Images   Information
Streptopus
twisted-stalk
2 Photo of Streptopus Flowers occur along the stems. Flower's tepals separate but tubular, whitish green or pink on jointed stalk. Leaves broad. Images   Information
Polygonatum
Solomon's-seal
2 Photo of Polygonatum Flowers occur along the stems. Flower's tepals united into a tube, whitish green. Leaves broad. Images   Information
Uvularia
bellwort, merry-bells
2 Photo of Uvularia Flowers occur along the stems. Flowers yellow on unjointed stalk. Leaves broad. Images   Information
Asparagus
1 Photo of Asparagus Flowers occur along the stems. Flowers small, yellowish. Leaves feathery. Images   Information


         
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