Lilium cernuum

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Lilium cernuum
Lilium cernuum var album.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
Species: cernuum
Binomial name
Lilium cernuum
  • Lilium palibinianum Y.Yabe
  • Lilium graminifolium H.Lév. & Vaniot
  • Lilium cernuum var. atropurpureum Nakai
  • Lilium cernuum var. candidum Nakai

Lilium cernuum is a species of lily native to Korea, the Primorye region of Russia, and northeastern China (Provinces of Jilin + Liaoning).[1][2][3][4][5]

Lilium cernuum typically grows to 50 cm tall. The flowers are white to purple, though usually pink with maroon spots, and are scented. The species is similar in many respects to Lilium pumilum. The name cernuum refers to its nodding (hanging) flowers.[6]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China Vol. 24 Page 145 垂花百合 chui hua bai he Lilium cernuum Komarov, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint Pétersbourg. 20: 461. 1901.
  3. ^ Kharkevich, S.S. (ed.) (1987). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 2: 1-448. Nauka, Leningrad.
  4. ^ Czerepanov, S.K. (1995). Vascular Plants of Russia and Adjacent States (The Former USSR): 1-516. Cambridge University Press.
  5. ^ Lee, W.T. (1996). Lineamenta Florae Koreae: 1-1688. Soul T'ukpyolsi: Ak'ademi Sojok.
  6. ^ Allen J. Coombes, The Hamlyn Guide to Plant Names, p118, Reed International Books, London, 1985, ISBN 0-600-57545-4