Lilium superbum

This wildflower is called Superb Lily and it is a true lily, meaning it belongs to the Lilium genus, the type genus for the Lily family (Liliaceae).  “Lilium” is Greek for “lily” and “superbum” refers to this species being very showy or “superb.”  Contrary to the jokes of the botany student, it is not a “super bum.”


Synonym:
Family:Liliaceae
Common Name:Superb Lily
Authority: Linnaeus
Etymology:
C Value:9
Wetness:UPL
# of Species in  
Genus in Illinois:
4
Duration:Perennial
Reproduction:Monoecious
Flower Type:Perfect
Growth Habit:Forb
Leaf Arrangement:Whorled
Leaf Type:Simple
Leaf Margin:Entire
Leaf Toothing:
Flower Color:Red, Orange
Habitat:
Status (State):Not Listed
Status (Federal):Not Listed
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