Flower Bulb Research Program homepage
Dr. Bill Miller
Lily is a term that is applied to many different flowers. Consider rain lilies, toad lilies, lily of the valley, blood lilies, daylilies calla lilies, gloriosa lily, foxtail lilies, Chinese sacred lilies, checkered lily, trout lilies, spider lilies, pineapple lily, water lilies and inca lily as just a few of the “lilies” with which we garden. This site, however, is concerned with the “true lily,” or the genus Lilium. Click here to learn about the different types of lilies in the Lilum genus.
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