F is for Foxtail Lily

F = Foxtail LilyFoxtail lilies or  Eremurus robustus are stunning spikes of scented flowers. A member of the lily family (Liliaceae), it comes from the semi-desert and dry grassland of the desolately beautiful Tien Shan and Pamir Mountain ranges of Central Asia.

Eremurus stenophyllus shown in this picture has  zingy-yellow flowers. It is the flower spike that gives the plant its common name of foxtail lily as it is usual for the spike to wander around rather than grow straight and true.



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