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.



14 Comments Add yours

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are very pretty waving around in the breeze. I should have got a close-up though 😦

  1. The Rider says:

    Fantastic Fun-Filled Firepokelike Flowers. Fanx!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Fabulous! Firepokelike flowers further on Rider 🙂

  2. Hmm, dry and desert I wonder if you were to try and grow these with a black thumb you may be successful?! They really do resemble fox tails!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Only one way to try 🙂

  3. Author says:

    Beautiful photos! I have a brown thumb, but I am an armchair gardener 😉 Love the name of your blog btw.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂

  4. jen says:

    wildflowers are so pretty aren’t they? love your photo..

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jen 🙂

  5. Laine Gray says:

    These are beautiful, I wish I knew what they smelled like! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Mmm… I don’t recollect a scent. I shall have to return 🙂

  6. Debra says:

    I just love all your photos. Beautiful!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Debra 🙂

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