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Fire Lily, Lilium bulbiferum

Liliaceae - Lily family
Fire Lily (Orange Lily Lilium bulbiferum
Orange flower is 4-5" wide. Plant stalk is 2-3 feet tall with long leaves radiating up the stalk. Bulb is edible.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, June 2004
(Purchased - native of Europe)

Similar Species

Daurian Lily Lilium dauricum
Orange flower with yellow highlights and dark spots (petals can be red, pink, or white). Base of petals are pinched so the flower looks penetrated instead of a cup. Plant grows 2-3 feet tall. Cultivated in the West around the 1780's.
(introduced - native of China)

Tiger Lily Lilium tigrinum
Orange with dark spots, petals curl back almost to stem. 4 foot tall. Bulb is edible. Plant has multiple flower branches at top. Used in many "medical" applications. Pollen is poisonous.
(introduced - native of China)

Asparagus Fern, Asparagus densiflorus   Asparagus Fern, Asparagus densiflorus (2)   Asparagus Fern, Asparagus densiflorus (1)

Liliaceae - Lily family
Asparagus Fern Asparagus densiflorus
This popular houseplant is not a true fern, nor is it asparagus. The stiff branches have small thorns at each junction. The roots have water sacks that help when you forget to water. Lots of light produces 1/8" flowers and 1/4" berries, which turn red.
Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, October 2004

Also see:
pink or red wild lily
white wild lily & lily-like
Blue-eyed Grass     Yucca

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