Content tagged with "lily"

Bellwort (Large Bellwort)

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Uvularia grandiflora
A common spring wildflower found in forests nearly statewide, bellwort has bell-shaped flowers that droop downward. The yellow petals sometimes look twisted, almost wilted. More

Bellwort (Large Bellwort)

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A common spring wildflower found in forests nearly statewide, bellwort has bell-shaped flowers that droop downward. The yellow petals sometimes look twisted, almost wilted. More

Blackberry Lily

Photo of blackberry lily showing open and spent flowers and developing fruits.
Blackberry lily has leaves like an iris, flowers like an Asian lily, and seeds that look like blackberries! Introduced as an ornamental, this self-seeding member of the iris family occurs on bluffs, roadsides, and old homesites. It blooms July–August. More

Blackberry Lily (Leopard Flower)

Photo of blackberry lily showing open and spent flowers and developing fruits.
Iris domestica (formerly Belamcanda chinensis)
Blackberry lily has leaves like an iris, flowers like an Asian lily, and seeds that look like blackberries! Introduced as an ornamental, this self-seeding member of the iris family occurs on bluffs, roadsides, and old homesites. More

Blackberry Lily Flowers

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In blackberry lily, the sepals and petals (together, the tepals) are very similar: spreading, orange, with crimson or brownish spots. You must look closely to see that the 3 petals are slightly shorter than the 3 sepals. Each flower remains open for only a single day. There are 3 stamens (true lilies, in the lily family, usually have 6). More

Blackberry Lily Fruit Stalk

Photo of blackberry lily fruit stalk showing blackberry-like fruits.
The dried fruiting stalks of black berry lily can be used in dried flower arrangements. The stalks reach 3, sometimes 4 feet high. Blackberry lily is a short-lived perennial. It readily self-seeds, however, and naturalized populations can endure for many years. More

Blackberry Lily Fruits

Photo of two blackberry lily fruits, one split open, the other not.
The fruit of blackberry lily is a pear-shaped capsule about an inch long, that splits open and withers, revealing shiny black seeds, looking very much like a blackberry. The seeds remain attached for many weeks. More

Blackberry Lily Leaves

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The leaves of blackberry lily grow in broad, flattened fans. Each swordlike leaf is folded tightly lengthwise. They are nearly identical to those of the familiar garden iris and can reach about 15 inches long. More

False Garlic

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Nothoscordum bivalve
False garlic looks like a wild garlic or onion plant, but it doesn’t smell like one! The flowers can be white, yellowish, or greenish, and they appear in spring and sometimes also fall. More

False Garlic

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False garlic looks like a wild garlic or onion plant, but it doesn’t smell like one! The flowers can be white, yellowish, or greenish, and they appear in spring and sometimes also fall. More