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lily family

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A large family of plants, the Liliaceae, characterized by showy flowers with six tepals consisting of three petals and three petal-like sepals, parallel-veined leaves, and usually producing bulbs or rhizomes, including ornamentals such as the tulips and the tiger lily.
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Noun1.lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceaelily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
liliid monocot family - family of monocotyledonous plants of the subclass Liliidae; mostly herbs usually with petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
Liliales, order Liliales - an order of monocotyledonous plants including Amaryllidaceae and Liliaceae and Iridaceae
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Lilium, Lilium - type genus of Liliaceae
genus Agapanthus - small genus of South African evergreen or deciduous plants; sometimes placed in the family or subfamily Alliaceae
genus Albuca - genus of bulbous plants of South Africa; sometimes placed in subfamily Hyacinthaceae
Aletris, genus Aletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
Alliaceae, family Alliaceae - one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes especially genus Allium
Allium, genus Allium - large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus
aloe family, Aloeaceae, family Aloeaceae - one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted
genus Aloe - large genus of chiefly African liliaceous plants; in some systems placed in family Aloeaceae
genus Kniphofia - genus of showy clump-forming African herbs with grasslike leaves; sometimes placed in family Aloeaceae
Alstroemeriaceae, family Alstroemeriaceae - one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; sometimes included in subfamily Amaryllidaceae
genus Alstroemeria - genus of showy South American herbs with leafy stems; sometimes placed in family Alstroemeriaceae or in family Amaryllidaceae
Amianthum, genus Amianthum - one species: fly poison; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
Anthericum, genus Anthericum - genus of Old World (mainly African) perennial herbs; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae
Aphyllanthaceae, family Aphyllanthaceae - one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Aphyllanthes
Aphyllanthes, genus Aphyllanthes - one species; small fibrous-rooted perennial with rushlike foliage and deep blue flowers; sometimes placed in its own family Aphyllanthaceae
Asparagaceae, family Asparagaceae - one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae: includes genera Asparagus and sometimes Ruscus
genus Asparagus - large genus of Old World perennial herbs with erect or spreading or climbing stems and small scalelike leaves and inconspicuous flowers; sometimes placed in family Asparagaceae
Asphodelaceae, family Asphodelaceae - one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae
asphodel - any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers
Asphodeline, genus Asphodeline - genus of rhizomatous perennial or biennial herbs with numerous sometimes fragrant flowers in long cylindrical racemes; Mediterranean region to Caucasus; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae
Asphodelus, genus Asphodelus - small genus of tall striking annuals or perennials with grasslike foliage and flowers in dense racemes or panicles; Mediterranean to Himalayas; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae
genus Aspidistra - genus of eastern Asiatic herbs; sometimes placed in the family Convallariaceae
Bessera, genus Bessera - small genus of cormous perennials of Mexico; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae
Blandfordia, genus Blandfordia - small genus of tuberous Australian perennial herbs
Bloomeria, genus Bloomeria - small genus of bulbous perennial herbs of southwestern United States and Mexico; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae
Bowiea, genus Bowiea - small genus of tropical African perennial bulbous herbs with deciduous twining stems; sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae
genus Brodiaea - genus of western United States bulbous plants with basal leaves and variously colored flowers; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae
Calochortus, genus Calochortus - large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs
Camassia, genus Camassia, genus Quamassia, Quamassia - genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs
Erythronium, genus Erythronium - perennial bulbous herbs most of northern United States: dogtooth violet; adder's tongue; trout lily; fawn lily
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Their common name comes from their resemblance to the crocus that blooms in the spring, but they are actually members of the lily family.
The autumn crocus is not actually a crocus (who says gardening is straight-forward?), but a member of the Lily family.
Garlic is closely related to the onion, leeks, and shallots as they all belong to a lily family. Garlic has a very strong, heated and pungent taste.
Growing over a wide stretch from Turkish Anatolia, across the plateau of Iran, especially in the province of Kohgiluyeh va Boyer Ahmad, to Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Himalayan foothills, the crown imperial is a species of flowering plant of the lily family.
[ClickPress, Thu Apr 25 2019] Garlic is closely related to the onion, leeks, and shallots as they all belong to a lily family. Garlic has a very strong, heated and pungent taste.
Jemma continued: "All members of the lily family are toxic to cats, and a number of other plants can also pose a danger to pets, including peace lilies, daffodils, Lily-of-the-Valley Laburnum, Azalea and Cherry Laurel.
Did you know that asparagus is a part of the lily family? That makes it similar to onions, leeks and garlic, and it was first cultivated about 2500 years ago in Greece.
Her excitement was palpable as she started talking about the wild ferns, bromeliads and huge imperiales (a species of flowering plant in the lily family) endemic in the area.
Surprisingly, evergreen Yucca gloriosa belongs to the lily family. The connection becomes more obvious when you see its towering spikes of creamy, bell-shaped flowers rise above the leaves in summer and autumn.
Erythroniums belong to the lily family and, although diminutive compared to most of their bigger cousins, have huge presence.
Part of the lily family, the genus contains more than 600 different species throughout North America, Europe, North Africa, and Asia with the more popular varieties including onions, garlic, leeks, chives, and shallots.