Turk's Cap Lily

(Lilium superbum)

Turk's Cap Lily is capable of reaching the height of 10’. It is one
of the tallest members of the Lily (Liliaceae) family.

Turk’s Cap lily is a large showy plant usually bearing numerous flowers. As many as 40 flowers have been counted on a single plant. The flower, 2 – 2.5 inches across, is usually orange or yellow with brown or sometimes reddish white speckles.

Lilium superbum flourishes in filtered sun or light shade. It requires moist meadows, rich woods or marshes for its growth. It is sometimes called the Swamp Lily.

The plant’s bulb was used by the Native Americans for making soup and to season stew and meat dishes, which nearly drove the plant to extinction. Turk’s Cap has been making tremendous strides to stabilize in the last 30 – 40 years.

*UPDATE: My friend Deanna from Kentucky got into town today; she is our very first house guest in the new place. Today we had to get the extra room ready for our weekend guest. Which was good since we needed the motivation to get it together anyhow. Before Thursday it was ages since Deanna and I have talked to one another. I suppose that sometimes things happen and people change.............None the less I love to have company. So, I'm glad that she is here! Although, she is mainly here to go climbing. But we all know this is something that I haven't done in a while, a long while. For the sake of nostalgia I plan to go out to the bouldering fields with her while she is in town. If anything I can take some climbing photos.
P.S. I'm so glad the internet is now on at the new place!!!!!!

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