Types of Lilies
There are 110 different types of species within the Lily family. All types of lilies are placed within different categories including Martagon, Sinomartagon, Leucolirion, Archelirion and Pseudolirium. Certain Lilies are native to specific parts of world, a few common places being North America, Africa and Asia. The most popular Lilies in the specified areas are Tiger Lilies, Calla Lilies, the Washington Lily and the Golden Rayed Lily. Everyone of these species have different scents and significant colors and markings, making them beautiful in their own unique way. The form in which these Lilies grow is almost to beautiful to be disturbed or touched by a human hand.
Tiger Lilies, also known as Devil Lilies and Western Wood Lilies, are a vibrant orange color and have black spots throughout the entire flower. These types of lilies are found in the larger parts of America in ditches or surrounding them. Tiger Lilies come in two different varieties, Oriental and the common wild flower. As the Oriental Tiger Lily spreads through bulbs formed on the leaves axils, the Common Tiger Lily spreads through its tuberous roots. Both types of lilies of this kind have the exact same appearance and produce the same distinct, powerful aroma.
Golden Rayed Lily
The Golden Rayed Lily is home to East and Central Asia. This particular flower is one largest lilies in all the species. The Golden Rayed Lily is either a gold or white color, with a beautiful spotted center. Some types of the Golden Rayed Lily such as the Platyphyllum, has the gold stripes along the petals and no spots. The aroma this lily gives off is very strong and distinct. A hiker can easily recognize the unique smell when walking a few feet away from a Golden Rayed Lily bed.
The Calla Lily is a bright white flower that withholds numerous small, spiky, yellow flowers in the center of the petals. This type of species originally came from Africa and can grow up to three feet tall. Calla Lilies are most commonly used at wedding venues and funeral services due to their distinct beauty and unique meaning. The true symbolization behind the Calla Lily is “Magnificent Beauty”. The symbolization created for this particular lily derived from the Greek goddess Hera. The Greeks believed that this beautiful flower came from the goddess’s breast milk after she gave birth to her first child.
The Washington Lily was originally named after Martha Washington by Albert Kellogg in 1859 and is a beautiful cream color with magenta colored spots. The aroma that this particular lily gives off is not as strong as other species, but sweet and very faint. This flower does not grow in Washington state as you would think, but in the Northern parts of America where it holds 478 species of this beautiful flower. The Washington lily is also found in the tropics where there are thousands of more species of this particular lily found.