Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday 188: Michigan Lilies

Lilium michiganense is a species of true lily commonly referred to as the Michigan lily. It is a wildflower present in prairie habitats in the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Valley regions of the United States and Canada.

The flower is orange with spots, and is widely cultivated as an ornamental.






































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10 comments:

PlantPostings said...

Beautiful! The bright orange looks spectacular against the bright blue sky!

Lea said...

Lovely!

Alice Audrey said...

It's pretty exotic looking with all those spots.

Heather said...

Beth: Doesn't it stand out and make you smile against that blue sky?

Thanks, Lea!

Alice: Isn't it? This particular flower always makes me think of Chinese lanterns.

NC Sue said...

Beautiful shots - especially where these gorgeous blooms are shown in contrast to the blue sky!
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/allium-glorious.html

Jana said...

Exotic and beautiful. Almost looks like a gift wrap bow in some shots. ;-) Lovely shots.

Heather said...

Thanks, Sue! Aren't they gorgeous against that blue sky?

Heather said...

Jana: They are reminiscent of a gift-wrap bow, aren't they? *G*

Heidi Rolland said...

One of my favorite flowers. The photographs are amazing. It was nice to see a comment from you on my website. Thanks for thinking of me. :)

Heather said...

Thanks, Heidi -- I'm glad you liked. :)