Lilium carniolicum - Carnic Lily

Phylum: Anthophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Liliales - Family: Liliaceae

Carnic Lily

Above: Carnic Lily growing in an Alpine meadow in Triglav National Park, Slovenia

The Carnic Lily is known as a naturalised garden escape in parts of northern Europe, but in the wild it is confined to the south-eastern mountains of Europe. It grows in parts of Russia, in Italy, Slovenia and Austria.

Like the Martagon Lily, Carnic Lily grows up to a metre in height and is found in Alpine meadows and in scrubby areas. This lily blooms from June to August.

The specimen shown on this page whas photographed in Slovenia in late June.