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Lloydia serotina

Lloydia serotina subspecies serotina (Alp Lily)
Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Subalpine, alpine. Meadows, tundra. Summer.
Sharkstooth Trail, June 25, 2008.

Lloydia serotina

Lloydia serotina subspecies serotina (Alp Lily)
Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Subalpine, alpine. Meadows, tundra. Summer.
Lizard Head Trail, July 2, 2004.

This dainty Lily grows high in alpine meadows, often abundantly, as the above photograph shows.  Lloydia serotina might, because of its long thin leaves, be taken for Allium geyeri, but once the flower appears the difference is evident.

Richard Salisbury named this species Lloydia serotina in 1830, changing Linnaeus' original 1753 name of Bulbocodium serotinum.  "Lloydia" is for Edward Lloyd, 1660-1709, Curator of the Museum of Oxford University and discoverer of this plant in Wales.  (More biographical information about Lloyd.)  "Serotina" is Latin for "late".

Lloydia serotina

Lloydia serotina

Lloydia serotina subspecies serotina (Alp Lily)
Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Subalpine, alpine. Meadows, tundra. Summer.
Sharkstooth Trail, June 28, 2007.

Range map © John Kartesz,
Floristic Synthesis of North America

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