It is known in Latin as Lilium superbum. The wildflower merits the name, though this single specimen and quick grab shot do not.
But here is another instance in which, had the dog not momentarily disappeared into the deep forest, we would not have had a reason to venture to its edge and find a single surviving plant of the dozens growing there before the deer found them.
I was hiking with a wildlife professional once who measured deer populations indirectly by the number of surviving Turk’s Cap lilies. They must be a delicacy for those herbivores. I appreciate them leaving me a sample to remember how magnificent an entire meadow of them would have been.
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Very nice photo. I love the detail. Our most common lily in these parts is Canada lily, nice, but not so nice as the Turk’s Cap. Thanks.
Fred, so good to see you again, for some reason you dropped off my blog roll…. It is good to hear your prose again, see your wonderful pictures. I found a link to you on one of my old blog posts (http://patchworkreflections.blogspot.com/2007/11/photo-blogs.html).
Glad to see you are still blogging and writing, will have to catch up on all that is going on there. Have a great weekend.