Plant ID forum: Formosan Lily (Lilium formosanum)

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Name: Brenn
Nacogdoches, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Watersprite
May 7, 2015 7:09 PM CST
I have a bunch of these and never knew what kind.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 7, 2015 7:19 PM CST
It reminded me of my Lily (Lilium longiflorum) but the leaves on your plants look narrower.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 7, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Look at Lilium longiflorum aka Formosa Lily/St Joseph's Lily/Trumpet Lily and a bunch of other common names.

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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
May 7, 2015 11:03 PM CST
The foliage is typical of L. formosanum with narrow leaves that are significantly longer at the bottom of the stem and tapering to much shorter towards the top. The shape of the buds certainly look more L. longiflorum-ish (kind of poofing out in the middle) but I don't think L. longiflorum leaves are that narrow.

L. longiflorum and L. formosanum are two different species. L. formosanum actually grows like a weed, easily reseeding in some places (e.g.,Taiwan).

You may find names for this lily that involve "longiflorum", "philippinense" and possibly others but they are synonyms.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
May 8, 2015 5:30 AM CST
They make beautiful long seed pods with lots and lots of seeds. So I try to collect mine before they spread, mine are in the shade and get over five feet tall and have to be staked for support.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 8, 2015 7:07 AM CST
For comparison check out these with narrower leaves:

Lily (Lilium formosanum var. formosanum)
Lily (Lilium formosanum 'Snow Queen')
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lovesblooms
May 8, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Brenda, I love that statement you have at the end of your posts!

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