Anyone an expert on native Liatris and Lilium of Texas?

Eugene Zielinski
Sat, 12 Sep 2009 19:23:47 PDT
Your lily is definitely the Carolina Lily, Lilium michauxii.  The whorled
leaves that are widest between the mid-point and the tip are characteristic
of this species.  Nice find!
The liatris looks like Liatris elegans, but that is a large plant, up to
five feet (1.5 meters) tall.
And your pictures aren't bad at all.

Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, GA

> [Original Message]
> From: Justin Smith <>
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> Date: 9/12/2009 7:53:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Anyone an expert on native Liatris and Lilium of Texas?
> Hi All,
> Sorry I was going to post the pics last night but Mr Sandman put me out.
I didn't have a flickr account so I got that done today. Uploaded 3 pics so
everyone interested can see the Lilium flower, Lilium plant with seed pod
and what I think is a kind of Liatris. The Liatris is not very large. All
of the ones I saw were laying over.  With the flower head overpowering the
miniscule size of the stem. The single stems were all short with the
longest one about 20 cm long. Upon a closer look at the pic I saw the
leaves were not fuzzy like I thought but the stem is. Anyway I hope you can
tell enough about them to ID them. My photography is not the best in the
world. A fact that my brother so eagerly reminds me of. lol

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