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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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Surprisingly, evergreen Yucca gloriosa belongs to the lily family.
Other members of the daffodil and lily family will do - agapanthus, hyacinths, lily of the valley and tulips.
A member of the lily family, the edible parts of asparagus are the immature shoots of the tuberous roots leaving those not eaten to develop fern-like foliage.
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.
The insecticidal dust is made from the seeds of a small perennial bulb in the Lily family.
Barrowman will portray Julius Ashford Lily, "the charming son of the Lily family, who has reigned over New York's elite for decades, but a recent family scandal has undermined their fortunes both financially and socially.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis): Aloe vera belongs to the lily family yet strongly resembles a cactus and requires the same treatment--dry, sandy soil and full sun.
Garlic (Allium sativum) is a member of the lily family and is rich in sulfur compounds including thiosulfinates, sulfoxides, and dithiins.
The thorny edge of its leaves gives the plant a cactus-like appearance, but it is really a member of the lily family.
Another loss is the Virginia bunchflower (Melanthium virginicum), a member of the lily family with striking stalks of white flowers.
Swamp pink (Helonias bullata) is a wetlands-dwelling member of the lily family that once inhabited areas from New York to Georgia but is now found primarily in New Jersey.