Christmas Lily

Fossicking among old photos I found this lily pic from 24 Dec 2019, taken with my old and basic cellphone in Dunedin Botanic Garden. I still love the flower! A search online reveals this flower has a variety of common names but in New Zealand it’s known as the Christmas lily. Lilium regale.

Other names according to Wikipedia are regal lily, royal lily and king’s lily 🙂

Text and photo by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)
keywords: lilies, lilly, lillies

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    1. Yes.. that’s true and I can understand where you’re coming from. These big fragrant trumpet blooms are a treat in the lead-up to Christmas and remind me of the angels bringing “good tidings of great joy” to the shepherds in the field, when Christ was born.

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    1. In New Zealand, these plants come into bloom in the lead up to Christmas: “New Zealand Christmas Lily. An old perfumed favourite that usually flowers between early December and the New Year in most areas.” ~December being our first month of summer 🙂


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