- Flower nameLilium lancifolium
- Scientific nameLilium lancifolium
- Aliasテンガイユリ, 鬼百合, 天蓋百合
- Place of origin Japan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonJuly, August
What is Lilium lancifolium
Lilium lancifolium or Oni yuri (scientific name: Lilium lancifolium) is a cold-resistant perennial (bulb plant) native to Japan and belonging to the family Liliaceae. It grows naturally in the hills and fields. There are many dark brown spots on the pepals of the fragrant orange flower, and the tip is warped. The leaves are lanceolate, and the buds have black-purpled pearls called as mukago. Mukago is edible and feels like a bean or a small basket. The bulbs are large and are called yuri-ne (lily roots) along with the lily crickets. Quickly boil and peel one at a time to make liquor. It is starchy and elegant, and looks like a thick white petal.
Variations include golden oni yuri ( scientific name: Lilium lancifolium var. flaviflorum).
Generic name: Lilium lancifolium, Scientific name: Lilium lancifolium, Alias: Oni yuri, Tengayuri (canopy lily), origin: Japan, environment: hills, plant heigh: 100- 200 cm, leaf length: 5-15 cm, flower color: orange with black spots scattered, flower diameter: 20-25 cm, flowering period: July-August, use: garden planting, bulbs are edible.