Flower Photography: Leopard Lily



The leopard lily is currently a popular plant choice for landscaping purposes. It is getting “over-used” in Singapore because the plant can be seen in many of the new and upcoming condominium showflats where they are planted en masse outdoors. Botanically known as Belamcanda chinensis, the leopard lily is actually not a true lily. It isa member of the Iris family, Iridaceae.Recent genetic analyses have revealed that the leopard lily is closely related to a true iris species, Iris dichotoma.Scientists have hence given it a new,synonymous scientific name, Irisdomestica.



The leopard lily is native to northern India, northern Vietnam, eastern China, Korea to southern Japan. It is admired for its spotted, bright orange flowers. This feature of the flower is probably how the name “leopard lily” was derived. The leopard lily is a spectacular bloomer and the flowers are produced in large, highly branched sprays that are proudly displayed conspicuously above the foliage. Only a few flowers open each day and each flower is not long-lived as they open only for a few hours daily. Fortunately, faded flowers are quickly superseded by newer ones that are produced on the inflorescence on subsequent days.



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20 comments:

  1. Awesome photos and the flowers are exquisite! ~ namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) from Flowers on Saturday ^_^

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  2. Your shots are so striking :)

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  3. these lilies look amazing even if they are not true lilies.

    Congratulations again on the new arrival. He's beautiful!!!

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  4. Lots of interesting info to go with these lovely flowers!
    I like the composition of the last shot.
    Carletta@Round The Bend

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  5. Beautiful flowers, but they seem to have gone out of fashion in India. Your photos are spectacular!

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  6. Wow! These are superb captures.

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  7. These are so beautiful and they are very commonly grown here around the parks.

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  8. I love the patterns on these beautiful blooms which make them look unusual.

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  9. Exotic beauty!

    My share for today's flower, have a blessed Sunday!

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  10. Eu não conhecia esta flor! Achei-a linda, com cor de verão!

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  11. These are so exotic and unique--you made my day with your lovely photos!

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  12. This is such a lovely post and very informative. I discovered the Leopard Lily for the first time this year, at one of our local gardens. I had never seen it before and I was totally enamored with it. Thank you for sharing them with Today's Flowers, your photos are wonderful.

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  13. Fabulous shots of wonderful flowers!
    Thanks for sharing:o)

    ¤ Happy day ¤

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  14. These is beautiful flower. I wish I can plant it here too. I like the color and the shape.

    Balloon Flower

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  15. Beautiful, I'm going to look for this locally.

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  16. Beautiful leopard lily, Cher! I love the marking on these flowers.

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  17. Lovely photos, Cher, and I appreciate the interesting information about this striking flower.

    Also am so delighted for you in the birth of your angelic son; what an exquisite photo of him you shared a few posts ago. Hope the whole family is well and enjoying this new life among you.

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