Friday, March 4, 2011

Floral Friday: Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lily, bears large, fiery orange,or white&bright pink flowers covered by spots.The name "tiger" probably refers to the spots on the petals.The flowers of this perennial can grow up to three inches in width.The Tiger Lily is also known as the "Ditch Lily" as it is found in and around ditches in large parts of America.It has a strong, sweet and distinctively lily smell. Besides producing a stunning spectacle, most parts of this plant are edible.The tiger lily grows across the lower provinces of Canada and down into the southern regions of the United States.It appears in open forests, meadows and clearings.

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By Lindzi Thomas

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