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Toad lily
Liliaceae
Tricyrtis


boyhuntsforbliss
boyhuntsforbliss
Flower Petal # 6
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Herb

Liliaceae Family

Tricyrtis Genus

Location

Found in southern Maine, no sunshine hits this plant, found in fall, no idea where it's from.

Physical Description
Small plant, a little more than a foot high, leaves alternate and aren't across from each other, found in northern New England, in an area that gets NO sunshine, found late September/early October. Flower is absolutely gorgeous, purple with spots, 6 petals, and I have absolutely no idea what it is.


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Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
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Magnolia Division
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Streptobionta
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Eukaryota
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Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Picture is taken last fall after the first frost! New flowers are still in bud stage for this year.
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Small purple spotted flower


  Identifier Research
Toad lily
Jacque G, Washington
October 06, 2010
Liliaceae
Tricyrtis
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Comment: Toad lily, Tricyrtis

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sunshine4sall
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Plainfield, IN November 02, 2010
I agree, it's a Toad Lily. I have one in my yard, and love it every fall! Lovely little flowers! I've had it about 3 years now and got it on clearance at a garden shop. Wish I had more!
gardengeek
gardengeek
October 06, 2010
I agree with Jacque
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October 06, 2010
The picture was taken last year, currently it's raining out and one of the two buds on the plant is starting to open. Its not supposed to rain tomorrow, so I'm going to try and get some time lapse photography of it opening. I'll be sure to grab a picture of the leaves/plant as well, it sure is a scrawny thing.
gardengeek
gardengeek
October 06, 2010
This is a great close-up! Looks like a member of the Iridaceae family. But I can't be sure. Do you have images of the whole plant, maybe one of the whole flower, and a leaf?

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