Lilium hansonii

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Hanson's lily
Hanson's Lily Lilium hansonii Flowers 1842px.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
L. hansonii
Binomial name
Lilium hansonii
Leichtlin ex D.D.T.Moore[1]
  • Lilium hansonii Leichtlin ex Baker

Lilium hansonii, known as Hanson's lily[3] and Japanese turk's-cap lily,[4] is an East Asian species of plants in the lily family.[2][5][6] It is native to Korea, Japan, and to Jilin Province in northeastern China, as well as being widely cultivated as an ornamental.[7]

Lilium hansonii is a vigorous early–flowering stem–rooting true lily. It has elliptic to inversely lanced–shaped leaves, pale green, up to 7 inches (18 cm) long and carried in whorls of 12–20 leaves. In early summer it produces racemes of up 10–14 small, nodding, fragrant, flowers with recurved tepals of a brilliant orange–yellow. The tepals are fleshy and show purplish–brown spots near the base. The plant grows to 3–5 feet (1–1.5 m) tall.

Lilium hansonii is named for Peter Hanson (1821–1887), a Danish–born American landscape artist who was an aficionado of tulips and also grew lilies.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Lilium hansonii", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2017-06-05
  2. ^ a b Tropicos search for Lilium hansonii
  3. ^ "Hanson's Lily". Ark of Taste. Slow Food Foundation. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  4. ^ Brako, L., A.Y. Rossman & D.F. Farr. 1995. Scientific and Common Names of 7,000 Vascular Plants in the United States 1–294.
  5. ^ Leichtlin, Maximilian 1871. Moore’s Rural New Yorker 24: 60
  6. ^ Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 14(76): 245–246 description in Latin
  7. ^ Brickell, Christopher, ed. (1996), RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, London: Dorling Kindersley, ISBN 978-0-7513-0436-7, p. 613
  8. ^ Coombes, Allen J. (1992), The Hamlyn Guide to Plant Names, London: Hamlyn, ISBN 978-0-600-57545-0
  9. ^ "Peter Hanson, the artist" (PDF), New York Times, 23 February 1887, retrieved 21 July 2011