Lilium chalcedonicum

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Lilium chalcedonicum
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Lilium chalcedonicum
Scientific classification
L. chalcedonicum
Binomial name
Lilium chalcedonicum
  • Lilium calcedonicum misspelling[1]
  • Lilium miniatum Salisb.
  • Lilium byzantinum Duch.
  • Lilium heldreichii Freyn

Lilium chalcedonicum is a bulbous European plant native to Tuscany, Greece and Albania.[2][1] It grows up to 1.5 metre high, though usually rather less. It bears reflexed and nodding flowers, usually red or orange, not spotted, but with warts toward the base of the perianth segments.[3]

In the Victorian language of flowers, lilies portray love, ardor, and affection for your loved ones, while orange lilies stand for happiness, love, and warmth.[4]


  1. ^ a b Altervista Flora Italiana, Giglio del Bosforo. Lilium calcedonicum L.
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ European Garden Flora; vol. 1.
  4. ^ "Symbolism of the Lily - The Flower That is a Part of History". Buzzle. Retrieved 2016-11-26.