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Liliaceae Gallery - wildflowers of the Lily family

The Lily family of perennial monocot plants, Liliaceae, is a group of more than 700 species worldwide; these are spread across some 15 genera. In most instances the plants grow from bulbs, although some are rhizomatous, and the linear leaves are often narrowly pointed. Flowers in this family are generally large and often brightly coloured; they have six tepals (undifferentiated petals and sepals) in two whorls, and there are six stamens usually in two groups of three. This group includes the various lilies and fritillaries.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

Introduction to wild flower families...

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