Plant ID – Tree Lily

(Question)

Attached is a pictures of Plants –
A friend gave me a Lily Tree – see stick – it didn’t come back –
> are these leaves of the lily tree returning?

(Answer)

 

Lily is the common name applied to herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the genus Lilium.  Among the 100 species, there are four main flower shapes: trumpet, bowl, recurved, and funnel. Various lilies bloom from spring to fall, giving rise to early season, midseason, and late season designations. There are 8 divisions of hybrids: Asiatic, Martagon, Candidum, American, Longiflorum, Trumpet and Aurelian, Oriental, and Other, plus one division of all true species. Lilies are prized as ornamental plants, and they have been extensively hybridized.

Tree lily is the generally accepted name for the cross between species of Asiatic and Oriental lilies. The leaves of this plant are bright green, elongated, with veins in the leaves running parallel. There is a strong central stem with leaves growing in a spiral around the total length of the stem.

Although the leaves in the picture appear to be the same shape as those of lilies it is difficult to see a stem and therefore confirm that a lily is growing in your garden. Below is a link to a photo of lilies emerging that might help you decide.

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Enjoy your garden!