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Oct 6, 2022 6:01 PM CST
Name: Nancy
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A type of lily? Edited to add that I think we've all agreed it's a Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria aurea).

This was taken mid-September at Chicago Botanic Garden, and it's even odder looking as a banner than it was in the original photo.

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Oct 6, 2022 6:12 PM CST
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Murky said: A type of lily?

This was taken mid-September at Chicago Botanic Garden, and it's even odder looking as a banner than it was in the original photo.

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Whatever it is, it sure makes a beautiful banner! Lovey dubby
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Oct 6, 2022 6:20 PM CST
Name: Connie
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I don't think it is lilium type lily. Do you photo of whole plant?
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Oct 6, 2022 6:25 PM CST
Name: Rj
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Beautiful banner Nancy!
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Oct 6, 2022 7:26 PM CST
Name: Nancy
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Thank you all. Here's the original photo. I could swear I saw something similar on these forums a few weeks ago, but when I went back to check it against my image, I couldn't find the post again. I checked back to see if I had taken any others showing more of the plant, but I didn't... just this and one near identical to it.

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Edit: For the heck of it I used Google Lens to ID the image, and one of the matches refers to The Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria aurea). It's the 5th image down on this page. I first tried searching for "flower with stamens that looks like JellyBellys", but that didn't work too well. Hilarious! Is this it?
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Oct 6, 2022 7:46 PM CST
Name: Connie
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My first thought was Alstroemeria but all the photos I looked at showed more "linear" spots versus something more like dots on your photo. The whorl of leaves below the blooms don't seem quite right either. But the flowers otherwise look like Alstroemerias. Not that I am an expert about these plants. They are not true genus Lilium lilies but that is a common name that gets attached to many non-lily plants.
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Oct 7, 2022 2:29 AM CST
Name: Nancy
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I found this image in a pdf file about "Alstroemerias (Alstroemeria hybrids) as a tunnel-grown cut flower crop" that shows the whorl of leaves the same as in my photo. Maybe it's just a matter of all the different hybrids, and seems like there's a lot, about the leaves and whether it's more dotted or linear markings. Some of the markings in my photo are linear as well, especially on the lower leave.

Here's the link to the full pdf if anyone wants to read further:
https://projectblue.blob.core....
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Oct 7, 2022 12:01 PM CST
Name: Virginia
Charleston, SC (Zone 9a)
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There are more than 100 Alstroemeria species, and then you have many, many cultivars/hybrids. The leaves and the flower shape look like Alstroemeria to me.

Makes a nice banner! Thumbs up
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Oct 7, 2022 12:10 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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I agree! I grew an alstromeria years ago and it didn't get tall stems. It must have been a dwarf type (I read through the pdf). The tall stem types are used as cut flowers.
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