edible lilies

Brian Whyer brian.whyer@btinternet.com
Fri, 17 Jun 2005 10:13:15 PDT
> 	I think most all true Lilium have edible bulbs. If you Google
> 'edible lilium' you'll get hits on L. lancifolium, but I don't think
> I'd recommend this. In Gansu they favor L. davidii and if you look in
> McCrae's or Haw's books on lilies they repeats this.

Some years ago I recall that one of Phil Cribb's (RGB Kew) trips to
China was served up Lilium davidii var. willmottiae as part of the
evening meal.

> 	Edible Daylily (Hemerocallis) flowers are restricted to a few
> tastiest, commercial cvs. I think that some Lilium Flowers are edible
> too, but recall something about Lilum Pollen being poisonous?

There was recent publicity here in the UK with regard to cats and lily

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone~8

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