One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Lilium maculatum...the label says. That bud will open tomorrow but I sort of like the hairiness of the whole thing
You don't see too many tomentose Lilium buds, and I missed this one last year. It's hidden along the top of China Valley next to the Pinus henryi. I didn't look it up in BG-Base because....well because I was on my way home. It does list C. Howick as the source. Sounds vaguely familiar??? I'll add some data and a picture of the open flower tomorrow.
5/7/10 Here's the flower as promised. The plant was grown from seed wild collected in Japan Hokkaido: Hookaido Prefecture: Shimauta: Kudo district, Setana/~5, in a field by the coast at Shimauta in 1990.