Family

Lily.

Colour

Orange, spotted with purple.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Maine to Minnesota, and southward.

Time of Bloom

July, August.

Flowers: nodding; growing in a pyramidal cluster of three to forty blossoms arranged in rows. Perianth: of six, recurved divisions. Stamens: six; anthers, linear, attached at the middle. Pistil: one; stigma, three-lobed. Leaves: whorled; sessile; lanceolate. Stem: often eight feet high.

Perhaps we have no other flower so truly majestic in its bearing as the Turk's-cap lily. It is very generous of its bloom and is most gorgeous in the sunshine,when the slanting rays of the sun upon the petals appear like a luminous maze of changing colours. About Cape Cod it is very common, and all along the New England coast it grows in great profusion.