corn lily


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corn lily

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Any of various bulbous herbs of the genus Ixia in the family Iridaceae, native to southern Africa and widely cultivated as an ornamental, having grasslike leaves and showy clusters of variously colored flowers.

corn lily

n
(Plants) any of several South African iridaceous plants of the genus Ixia, which have coloured lily-like flowers
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Noun1.corn lily - any of several South African plants of the genus Ixia having grasslike leaves and clusters of showy variously colored lily-like flowerscorn lily - any of several South African plants of the genus Ixia having grasslike leaves and clusters of showy variously colored lily-like flowers; widely cultivated
iridaceous plant - any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
genus Ixia, Ixia - a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
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They are commonly known as African corn lily and come from the same family as the common gladiolus.
robbie 9 g We bred him ourselves out of the mare Corn Lily who won numerous races for us and Robbie is turning out to be the best of her progeny.
The story is about sheep consuming a plant called the corn lily (Californicum veratrum) in the lush hills of northern Austria.
Scarlet fritillary, corn lily, I don't know which you prefer,
Less common types start appearing in nurseries this month, including baboon flower (Babiana), corn lily (Ixia), grape hyacinth (Muscari), harlequin flower (Sparaxis), Homeria, ranunculus, Tritonia, and species tulips such as Tulipa clusiana and T.
McDonald said: "We've bred a number of horses out of Corn Lily and he's [Robbie] just terrific.