High Lily!   3 comments

Lilies are found throughout much of the northern temperate zone; their range extends from southern Canada through out most of the United States; across Europe, across most of Asia into Japan, south to India, and the Philippines.

They readily adapt to waste-places, woodlands, grasslands, and a few thrive in marshlands.

Lily flower petals make a colorful and tasty addition to salads and sandwiches.

Whole flowers can be stuffed with cooked rice, meat, bread , vegys and/or cheese.  Pull out the centers, fill and then close the bundle by pressing the ends of the petals over into the center, or twisting the ends.  Then dip into batter and fry; or coat with egg and bread crumbs, and saute in butter and olive oil; until golden.  Delicious, delicious, delicious, and very fancy!

Lilies large, fragrant, flowers bloom in late spring or summer, have six petals, and come in a wide range of colors from white,

beige,

 yellow,

 orange,

 peach,

pink,

 and red,

 all the way to purple;

 with markings including spots

 and brush strokes.

Lilium bulbs are starchy and edible as root vegetables.  Chinese farmers grow the bulbs of L. lancifolium, L. pumilum, and L. brownii on a large scale.  Sold fresh or in dry form, they are used in stir fry dishes; and to thicken soup.  Although much smaller, Lily bulbs taste and texture are comparable to potatoes and can be used interchangeably.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily:

“Lilies are leafy stemmed herbs. They form naked or tunic-less scaly underground bulbs which are their overwintering organs. In some North American species the base of the bulb develops into rhizomes, on which numerous small bulbs are found. Some species develop stolons. Most bulbs are deeply buried, but a few species form bulbs near the soil surface. Many species form stem-roots. With these, the bulb grows naturally at some depth in the soil, and each year the new stem puts out adventitious roots above the bulb as it emerges from the soil. These roots are in addition to the basal roots that develop at the base of the bulb.  Most species are deciduous,”

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Thanx for stopping by.  See you soon.

 For more lillies, please see:

https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/hi-lily/

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  1. Pingback: Hi Lily! « Forageporage's Blog

  2. Pingback: Hi Lo! « Forageporage's Blog

  3. I love love lovr lilles!!!!

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