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Thursday, September 15, 2011

The last of the Leopard Lilies are blooming in my garden in Anchor Bay

Leopard Lilies, Lilium pardalinum, are just about done with blooming. I have a group in my garden that is safe from our coastal Deer so Rick and I have been able to enjoy their exotic beauty for weeks. The Leopard Lilies in our forest were all eaten by Deer this year - only one actually bloomed, but only for a few days before it was eaten. These beauties are also called Tiger Lilies or Panther Lilies. As I have written here before, their roots have medicinal qualities. We just enjoy the brilliant splash of orange loveliness.

My best to you today! Jeanne Jackson

And here's what the one Lily that bloomed in the forest looked like:


Frank Drouillard said...

I recall first seeing these while walking up the north fork of the Gualala River. They looked like Christmas tree ornaments hanging from the river bank.
Absolutely beautiful.

Jeanne Jackson said...

They are visual gifts from Mother Nature!

Jeanne Jackson said...

Yesterday - Friday - the wind really kicked up. No more beautiful blossoms, just stalks. Until next year...