Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains
Liliaceae - The Lily Family
Caulescent or acaulescent perennial herbs from corms or scaly bulbs. Leaves
mostly basal and grasslike or the leaves cauline and alternate to opposite or
whorled, linear to linear-lanceolate, parallel-veined. Flowers perfect,
regular, often showy; perianth of 6 petaloid tepals in 2 series of 3;
stamens 6; stigma capitate or 3-lobed, style simple (in those
included here), ovary superior or inferior, 3-celled, many-ovuled with axile
placentation, maturing into a many-seeded capsule.
||Leaves mainly basal; flowers yellow, the tepals
5-12 mm long; ovary inferior.
||Leaves cauline; flowers orange-red with dark spots
(very rarely solid yellow), the tepals 4-8 cm long; ovary superior.
67. Liliaceae, the Lily Family
1. Hypoxis L. -- Stargrass
2. Lilium L. -- Lily
- 1. Hypoxis hirsuta (L.) Cov. -- Yellow
- 1. Lilium philadelphicum L. -- Wild
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