Lilium medeoloides

Lilium medeoloides
Lilium medeoloides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
Species: L. medeoloides
Binomial name
Lilium medeoloides
A. Gray

Lilium medeoloides is an upright herb of the lily family native to Eastern Siberia, North China, The Korean Peninsula and Japan where it grows in forests and on grassy and rocky subalpine areas.

It is stem rooting and sports lanceolate stalkless leaves about 12 cm long which are arranged in one or two whorls on the lower part of the stem with odd leaves on the upper part of the stem. The stem is hollow. The plant produces short racemes on which are up to 10 scentless, apricot to orange-red, Turk's-cap style flowers of 4.5 cm with dark spots and purple anthers. The whole plant grows to 40–80 cm.[1]

Lilium debile is recognized as a smaller, localised variety of L. medeoloides [2]

The name Kurumayuri can be translated as "Lily with wheels".[2]


Flower Fruit in Mount Haku


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