Contraction. - Lil-t.
Nat. ord., Liliaceae.
Fig. - Bot. Mag., pl. 1237.
The Tiger Lily. For. name: German, Tiger Lillie.
Habitat. - China and Japan. Much cultivated as a garden plant.
Flowering time. - July and August.
Parts employed. - The flowers and seeds.
Characters. - Stem 4 to 6 feet high, unbranched and woolly. Leaves scattered, sessile, three-veined, the upper cordate-ovate, the axils bulbiferous. Flowers large, in a pyramid at the summit of the stem, dark orange-coloured, with black or very deep crimson, somewhat raised spots, which give the flower the appearance of the skin of the tiger, and from which circumstance it has derived its name; perianth revolute and papillose within.
Time for collecting. - August, or when the plant is in full maturity.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with 20 O.P. spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies, and Hahnemannian Monthly.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.