A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Friday, 6 June 2008

Flower of unknown origin

Perhaps someone with more knowledge of botany can assist in identifying this flower. I believe it is an Australian native, if not it's done a remarkable job of cropping up in the scrub.

This one was growing in a heavily shaded piece of bushland, and was kind enough to have it's flower in the only bit of direct sunlight for hundreds of yards.

Pt Cartwright


MmeBenaut said...

I don't know that one Peter. Has it lost some petals do you think? It's a very pretty colour anyway.

bitingmidge said...

No, all the petals are there!

I'll have to do a bit of research

USelaine said...

I'm quite certain it's a lily, related to our native tiger lilies. The whole form of it - petals, stamens, stem, color - puts it in that group, even though details of markings and possibly size are different. I hope that helps.

USelaine said...

Examples of the genus Lilium on Wikipedia. You'll see what I mean.

bitingmidge said...

Thanks Elaine, from what I've now read I think you are on the right track! I'll go and see if I can track it down again if I can and get more details.

I'm on a mission now!

Anonymous said...

It's a gloriosa lily.


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