Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Monocots
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Terrestrial, Disturbed areas, Roadsides, Dunes.
Perennial herb with simple stem to about 75 cm. Stems root freely at ground level. Many dark-green strap-like leaves to about 13 cm long. Large white trumpet-like flowers, often tinged purple on the outside.
The large white flowers tinged purple make this lily quite distinctive.
January, February, March
Reason For Introduction
Vegetative spread and seed.
Seed is produced
People, gravity and water
Tolerant of salt,
References and further reading
Cameron, E.K. 1989. Lilium formosanum ii. Auckland Botanical Society Journal, 44:48-49.