Post By huntress104
Jul 25, 2012, 05:44 PM
I found this strange but very beautiful lily growing wild on our farm. I have never seen one quite like it. It has come up where there has been no houses around. It is just out in the middle of nowhere and this is the first year I have seen it. Anyone have any ideas as to what kind it may be?
Jul 25, 2012, 05:55 PM
It's a spider lily. They are considered a wild flower, but I have seen them growing around old house sites quite a bit. Very pretty!
Jul 25, 2012, 06:01 PM
Thanks Tngirl. I thought it was some kind of lily but wasn't sure what kind. Are they not a bulb type flower like a tulip or do they just grow on their own?
Jul 25, 2012, 07:43 PM
They are a bulb, so they should come back each year. We transplanted some from an old house a few years ago and they are doing well under our apple trees. My wildflower book says they prefer rocky river shoals and wet woodlands, but they are growing well in hard red Tennessee clay.
Jul 25, 2012, 08:52 PM
We have those in Florida too. They really like the Everglades, wet, rocky. But they could be anywhere that is moist enough. In the summer there will be many of them in a field.
Jul 25, 2012, 09:16 PM
Got em growing in the swamplands of LA; the LA native flower book states they're called "Swamp Lilly" or "Spider Lilly". Well, I will continue to call this beautiful flower swamp lilly, I transferred a bunch of bulbs from the wet lands to my flower beds.
Jul 25, 2012, 10:34 PM
Well since they like wet soil I guess that is why this one is growing next to a creek in a somewhat shady area. Thanks for the identification. It is still a mystery as to how it got where it is. I may dig it up and reset it closer to my house. I really like it....
Jul 25, 2012, 11:33 PM
Sure is a gorgeous flower, wish I had some in my garden. Thanks for sharing!
Aug 20, 2012, 01:16 PM
Could have been bird transported, especially if its a recent discovery...
Aug 20, 2012, 01:22 PM
Around here the squirrels move our flower bulbs around. We have tulips planted randomly by landscaping squirrels.
Aug 23, 2012, 04:47 PM
Those are Beautiful for sure.
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