Tiger lily

In the mountains, the orange or Fiery red or Tiger lilies are found ( strangely, the sources on the internet do not list India as one of the regions in which these flourish!!). They are of a bright/ deep orange colour, generally with dark spots on them. They can be seen in clusters, apparently they regrow from the same underground bulbs, or tuberous roots, year after year. They are beautiful and have a distinctive, pleasant  fragrance.

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A cool climate is ideal for their growth , along with moist soil. It has edible flowers, roots and shoots….Why people would eat them is beyond me, but is supposedly has medicinal uses. It has been used for the treatment of gastric disturbances and to suppress aggressiveness!!! Anger management, here come the Tiger Lilies. 

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