Martagon Lily - Lilium martagon
A strong-growing lily which may form a clump of erect stems bearing closely packed whorls of leaves lower down, and with large racemes of nodding, glossy purplish-pink flowers with recurved petals.
Usually occurring in small clumps near woodland edges or in coppiced woodland. It is also grown in gardens and may sometimes escape into the wild.
Flowering June to August.
A bulbous perennial herb. The seeds are wind-dispersed but the bulbs may be carried by jays.
Occasional and rather local in the wild in Britain.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 4 of the 617 tetrads.
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