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Common name

English: Martagon

German: Türkenbund


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Liliales (109)

        Family: Liliaceae (35)(family description)

          Genus: Lilium (7)

            Epithet: martagon L. (1)

Synonyms: Lilium alpinum Kit., Lilium catanii Baker, Lilium milleri Schult., Lilium villosum Cavara, Martagon montanum Fourr., Martagon sylvaticum Opiz

alpinum => from the Alps

martagon => shape of a turban (from a Turkish word for a type of turhan)

milleri => in honor of Philip Miller (1691-1771), English botanist of Scottish descent. Chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden.

montanum => growing in the mountains

sylvaticum => wild not cultivated, growing in woods and forests

villosum => hairy or shaggy


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

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