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Lilium: the true lilies
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
  • Lilium canadense - Canada lily

The Lilium genus of monocotyledons are commonly known as lilies. Liliums have spectacular large bellshaped flowers, and an edible (if rather bitter) bulb.

Also see tiger lily

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