Lilies forum: Found on a side road

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Jul 16, 2016 6:26 AM CST
Found these fellas on a little hill on a back road taking my son to his farm job this morning. Cluster of maybe 10 plants. The bulbils were huge and numerous. I'll Try to get better pictures next time
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jul 16, 2016 7:48 AM CST
That would be the (normal) triploid form of Lilium lancifolium. It's likely that there use to be an flower garden there sometime in the past from an old homestead. They are not native but can persist for decades, even centuries, from the original planting. Fortunately, they are sterile, so never spread by seed. They are very virus tolerant, and surely carry a large virus load.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Jul 16, 2016 8:17 AM CST
So, in other words, Dave, you don't want these anywhere near your good lilies.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Jul 16, 2016 8:45 AM CST
I read that about lancifolum. Around here it seems like any time I'm driving all I see are day lilies. And it seems to be the same orange color everywhere. It was neat seeing lilium instead. Lol the road I was on is an old farm road so who knows what used to be there years ago.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jul 16, 2016 12:11 PM CST

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Ditch lilies are a main plant in roadside Wisconsin. Nice to see the roadside blue of chickory and white of Queen Anne's Lace.
Tracey

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