liliaceous plant

Definitions of liliaceous plant
  1. noun
    plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
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    any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
    agapanthus, lily of the Nile
    any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers
    any of various plants of the genus Albuca having large clusters of pale yellow flowers; South Africa
    colic root, colicroot, crow corn, star grass, unicorn root
    any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
    alliaceous plant
    bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
    any of various South American plants of the genus Alstroemeria valued for their handsome umbels of beautiful flowers
    Amianthum muscaetoxicum, Amianthum muscitoxicum, fly poison
    all parts of plant are highly toxic; bulb pounded and used as a fly poison; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
    Anthericum liliago, Saint-Bernard's-lily
    southern European plant commonly cultivated for its spikes of small starry greenish-white flowers
    Anthericum torreyi, amber lily
    plant having basal grasslike leaves and a narrow open cluster of starlike yellowish-orange flowers atop a leafless stalk; southwestern United States; only species of Anthericum growing in North America
    any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers
    Bloomeria crocea, golden star, golden stars
    California plant having grasslike leaves and showy orange flowers
    any of several plants of the genus Brodiaea having basal grasslike leaves and globose flower heads on leafless stems resembling those of genus Allium
    mariposa, mariposa lily, mariposa tulip
    any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico
    fairy lantern, globe lily
    any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having egg-shaped flowers
    any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having flowers with petals shaped like cat's ears
    Calochortus nuttallii, sego lily
    perennial plant having clusters of one to four showy white bell-shaped flowers atop erect unbranched stems; edible bulbs useful in times of scarcity; eastern Montana and western North Dakota south to northern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico
    camas, camash, camass, camosh, quamash
    any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America
    dog's-tooth violet, dogtooth, dogtooth violet
    perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
    Erythronium montanum, avalanche lily
    perennial herb having large white flowers marked with orange; found near the snow line in the northwestern United States
    any of numerous perennial bulbous herbs having linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and usually a single showy flower
    day lily, daylily
    any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lily-like flowers that bloom for only a day
    any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs
    Hyacinthoides nonscripta, Scilla nonscripta, bluebell, harebell, wild hyacinth, wood hyacinth
    sometimes placed in genus Scilla
    grape hyacinth
    any of various early flowering spring hyacinths native to Eurasia having dense spikes of rounded blue flowers resembling bunches of small grapes
    scilla, squill
    an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers
    false asphodel
    a plant of the genus Tofieldia having linear chiefly basal leaves and small spicate flowers
    Urginea maritima, sea onion, sea squill, squill
    having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
    bog asphodel
    either of two herbaceous rushlike bog plants having small yellow flowers and grasslike leaves; north temperate regions
    false hellebore, hellebore
    perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes
    Xerophyllum tenax, bear grass, squaw grass
    plant of western North America having woody rhizomes and tufts of stiff grasslike basal leaves and spikes of creamy white flowers
    death camas, zigadene
    any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers; all are poisonous
    trillium, wake-robin, wood lily
    any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower
    Convallaria majalis, May lily, lily of the valley
    low-growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell-shaped flowers followed by scarlet berries
    Clinton's lily, clintonia
    any temperate liliaceous plant of the genus Clintonia having broad basal leaves and white or yellowish or purplish flowers followed by blue or black berries
    Liriope muscari, lily turf, lilyturf
    Asiatic perennial tufted herb with grasslike evergreen foliage and clusters of dark mauve grapelike flowers; grown as ground cover
    Maianthemum canadense, false lily of the valley
    small two-leaved herb of the northern United States and parts of Canada having racemes of small fragrant white flowers
    Maianthemum bifolium, false lily of the valley
    small white-flowered plant of western Europe to Japan
    any of several plants of the genus Polygonatum having paired drooping yellowish-green flowers and a thick rootstock with scars shaped like Solomon's seal
    Lilium auratum, mountain lily
    Japanese lily with golden rays
    Canada lily, Lilium canadense, meadow lily, wild meadow lily, wild yellow lily
    common lily of the eastern United States having nodding yellow or reddish flowers spotted with brown
    Annunciation lily, Lent lily, Lilium candidum, Madonna lily, white lily
    lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers
    Lilium catesbaei, leopard lily, pine lily, tiger lily
    lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals
    Columbia tiger lily, Lilium columbianum, Oregon lily
    lily of western North America with showy orange-red purple-spotted flowers
    Lilium lancifolium, devil lily, kentan, tiger lily
    east Asian perennial having large reddish-orange black-spotted flowers with reflexed petals
    Bermuda lily, Easter lily, Lilium longiflorum, white trumpet lily
    tall lily have large white trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in the spring
    Lilium maritinum, coast lily
    orange-flowered lily of Pacific coast of United States
    Lilium martagon, Turk's-cap, martagon
    lily with small dull purple flowers of northwestern Europe and northwestern Asia
    Lilium michiganense, Michigan lily
    lily of central North America having recurved orange-red flowers with deep crimson spots
    Lilium pardalinum, leopard lily, panther lily
    lily of western United States having orange-red to crimson maroon-spotted flowers
    Lilium philadelphicum, wood lily
    lily of eastern North America having orange to orange-red purple-spotted flowers
    Lilium superbum, Turk's cap-lily, Turk's-cap
    lily of the eastern United States with orange to red maroon-spotted flowers
    African lily, African tulip, Agapanthus africanus, blue African lily
    African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
    Aletris farinosa, ague grass, ague root
    colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States
    Aletris aurea, yellow colicroot
    colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States
    wild onion
    any of various plants of the genus Allium with edible bulbs found growing wild
    Allium ampeloprasum, Levant garlic, kurrat, wild leek
    coarse Old World perennial having a large bulb and tall stalk of greenish purple-tinged flowers; widely naturalized
    Allium canadense, Canada garlic, meadow leek, rose leek
    North American bulbous plant
    Allium carinatum, keeled garlic
    Eurasian bulbous plant
    Allium cepa, onion, onion plant
    bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
    Allium porrum, leek, scallion
    plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
    Allium neopolitanum, Naples garlic, daffodil garlic, flowering onion
    European onion with white flowers
    Allium paradoxum, few-flowered leek
    leek producing bulbils instead of flowers; Russia and Iran
    Allium sativum, garlic
    bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves
    Allium scorodoprasum, Spanish garlic, giant garlic, rocambole, sand leek
    European leek cultivated and used like leeks
    Allium schoenoprasum, chive, chives, cive, schnittlaugh
    perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning
    Allium tricoccum, ramp, wild leek
    North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
    Allium ursinum, Ramsons, wild garlic, wood garlic
    pungent Old World weedy plant
    Allium tuberosum, Chinese chive, Oriental garlic, garlic chive
    a plant of eastern Asia; larger than Allium schoenoprasum
    Allium sphaerocephalum, round-headed leek
    Old World leek with a spherical bulb
    Allium triquetrum, three-cornered leek, triquetrous leek
    European leek naturalized in Great Britain; leaves are triangular
    Alstroemeria pelegrina, Peruvian lily, lily of the Incas
    an Andean herb having umbels of showy pinkish-purple lily-like flowers
    Jacob's rod
    asphodel having erect smooth unbranched stem either flexuous or straight
    Asphodeline lutea, king's spear, yellow asphodel
    asphodel with leafy stem and fragrant yellow flowers
    Brodiaea elegans, elegant brodiaea
    brodiaea having an umbel of violet or blue-violet flowers atop a leafless stalk; northern Oregon to southern California
    Calochortus albus, white fairy lantern, white globe lily
    globe lily having open branched clusters of egg-shaped white flowers; southern California
    Calochortus amabilis, golden fairy lantern, yellow globe lily
    globe lily having open branched clusters of clear yellow egg-shaped flowers; northern California
    Calochortus amoenus, rose globe lily
    globe lily with deep rose-pink or purple egg-shaped flowers on flexuous stems; western slopes of Sierra Nevada in San Joaquin Valley
    Calochortus elegans, elegant cat's ears, star tulip
    small plant with slender bent stems bearing branched clusters of a few white star-shaped flowers with petals shaped like cat's ears; southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon to Montana
    Calochortus kennedyi, desert mariposa tulip
    mariposa with clusters of bell-shaped vermilion or orange or yellow flowers atop short stems; southern California to Arizona and Mexico
    Calochortus luteus, yellow mariposa tulip
    mariposa having clusters of a few large deep yellow bell-shaped flowers atop slender stems; California coastal ranges
    Calochortus macrocarpus, sagebrush mariposa tulip
    mariposa having loose clusters of one to three handsome lilac flowers resembling umbels atop stout erect stems; arid northwestern North America east of Cascade Mountains from southern British Columbia to northern California
    Camassia quamash, common camas
    plant having a large edible bulb and linear basal leaves and racemes of light to deep violet-blue star-shaped flowers on tall green scapes; western North America
    Camassia leichtlinii, Leichtlin's camas
    camas found to the west of Cascade Mountains
    Camassia scilloides, indigo squill, wild hyacinth
    eastern camas; eastern and central North America
    Erythronium albidum, blonde lilian, white dog's-tooth violet, white dogtooth violet
    North American dogtooth having solitary white flowers with yellow centers and blue or pink exteriors
    Erythronium americanum, amberbell, trout lily, yellow adder's tongue
    eastern North American dogtooth having solitary yellow flowers marked with brown or purple and spotted interiors
    Erythronium dens-canis, European dogtooth
    sturdy European dogtooth with rose to mauve flowers; cultivated in many varieties
    Erythronium californicum, fawn lily
    California dogtooth violet with creamy white flowers sometimes yellow-tinged
    Erythronium grandiflorum, glacier lily, snow lily
    dogtooth violet of western North America having bright yellow flowers
    Tulipa armena, Tulipa suaveolens, dwarf tulip
    small early blooming tulip
    Tulipa clusiana, candlestick tulip, lady tulip
    Eurasian tulip with small flowers blotched at the base
    Tulipa gesneriana
    tall late blooming tulip
    cottage tulip
    any of several long-stemmed tulips that flower in May; have egg-shaped variously colored flowers
    Darwin tulip
    any of several very tall, late blooming tulips bearing large squarish flowers on sturdy stems
    Hemerocallis flava, Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus, lemon lily
    a day lily with yellow flowers
    Hyacinthus orientalis, common hyacinth
    widely grown for its fragrance and its white, pink, blue, or purplish flowers
    Hyacinthus orientalis albulus, Roman hyacinth
    hyacinth with loosely flowered spikes, several growing from one bulb
    Galtonia candicans, Hyacinthus candicans, cape hyacinth, summer hyacinth
    southern African herb with white bell-shaped flowers
    Muscari neglectum, common grape hyacinth
    prolific species having particularly beautiful dark blue flowers
    Muscari comosum, tassel hyacinth
    large beautiful Mediterranean species having sterile bluish-violet flowers with fringed corollas forming a tuft above the fertile flowers
    Scilla verna, sea onion, spring squill
    European scilla with small blue or purple flowers
    Scotch asphodel, Tofieldia pusilla
    false asphodel having spikes of white flowers; of mountainous regions of Europe
    European bog asphodel, Narthecium ossifragum
    of western Europe: Scandinavia to northern Spain and Portugal
    American bog asphodel, Narthecium americanum
    of the eastern United States: New Jersey to South Carolina
    American hellebore, Indian poke, Veratrum viride, bugbane, white hellebore
    North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally
    Zigadenus elegans, alkali grass
    plant of western North America having grasslike leaves and greenish-white flowers
    Zigadenus glaucus, white camas
    plant of eastern and central North America having creamy white flowers tinged with brown or purple; poisonous especially to grazing animals
    Zigadenus nuttalli, poison camas
    a common perennial death camas; Tennessee to Kansas to Texas
    Zigadenus venenosus, Zigadenus venenosus gramineus, grassy death camas
    plant of western North America to Mexico; poisonous especially to grazing animals
    Trillium recurvatum, prairie trillium, prairie wake-robin
    trillium of central United States having dark purple sessile flowers
    dwarf-white trillium, early wake-robin, snow trillium
    a low perennial white-flowered trillium found in the southeastern United States
    Trillium erectum, birthroot, purple trillium, red trillium
    trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth
    Trillium sessile, red trillium, sessile trillium, toadshade
    trillium of northeastern United States with sessile leaves and red or purple flowers having a pungent odor
    Andrew's clintonia, Clintonia andrewsiana, red Clintonia
    plant with nearly leafless stalk topped by a cluster of red or reddish lavender flowers; California to Oregon
    Clintonia borealis, heal all, yellow clintonia
    common woodland herb of temperate North America having yellow nodding flowers and small round blue fruits
    Clintonia uniflora, bride's bonnet, queen's cup
    plant with 1 or 2 white starlike flowers on short leafless stalks; Alaska to California and east to Oregon and Montana
    Polygonatum biflorum, Polygonatum commutatum, great Solomon's-seal
    North American perennial herb with smooth foliage and drooping tubular greenish flowers
    type of:
    bulbous plant
    plant growing from a bulb
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