Loddon Lily in the Wilderness

Loddon Lily

Loddon Lily

 

A single plant of Leucojum aestivum ssp aestivum is flowering near the wooden bridge in the Wilderness. This is the subspecies that is known as the Loddon Lily. Most garden plants belong to ssp pulchellum.

It’s on the bank where alder trees were cut down this winter. Has the extra light enabled it to flower? Or was it just out of sight when there was more growth here?

Is this a leftover from previous planting?

 

About Fay Newbery

PhD student in the Plant Pathology Research Group.
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One Response to Loddon Lily in the Wilderness

  1. Fay Newbery says:

    Spotted a second plant today a couple of meters further along the bank. This one was less robust and showed old damage on the leaves consistent with bruising or crushing.

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