Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Martagon Lily (Lilium martagon)


Found all over the Alps, this fairly tall plant has distinctive backwards curving wine red petals with dark spots, leaving the stamens well exposed for visiting insects. It’s also known as ‘Turk’s Cap Lily’. The ‘martagon’ name tag derives from the Turkish word for turban.

This specimen was seen in Austria near Hinterbichl on 17 July last year.

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