The stunning display of Tiger Lilies at Sherman Library and Gardens will stop you in your tracks.
These fierce orange and black flowers of Lilium lancifolium spring from the ground on 3-foot stems. Apart form their enormous lily flowers this species is also interesting for a less impressive display of bulbils. Bulbils are small black aerial bulblets located up and down the stem at each leaf axis. Very few lilies have this unique characteristic which help the plant propagate to form new plants.
Use caution while admiring this creature; while the flower is edible the pollen is highly poisonous!
While strolling through the garden be sure to see our other fabulous summer lilies. multiple varieties of oriental lilies and Mexican shell flowers are equally impressive.