{Lilium.) The popular name of a family of plants of many species, producing flowers of great beauty and variety of colors. The root is a scaly bulb, the stem herbaceous and simple, sometimes several feet high, and bearing elegantly-formed flowers near the summit. The white lily is a native of the Levant, and is now extensively cultivated in gardens, its large white flowers being as much prized for their fragrance as for their beauty. The orange lily and the martagon or Turk's cap lily are natives of the south of Europe, and now form very showy ornaments of the flower-garden. The tiger lily is a native of China; and among the many species in North America the finest is the super bum (L.), which grows in marshes to the height of from 6 to 8 feet, bearing reflexed orange flowers spotted with black.