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Lilium carniolicum - Carnic Lily

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

Carnic Lily

Above: Carnic Lily 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 and in Italy, Slovenia and Austria.

Lilium carniolicum, Slovenia

Like the Martagon Lily, Carnic Lily grows up to a metre in height and is found in Alpine meadows and in scrubby areas.

Blooming times

This lily blooms from June to August.

The specimens shown on this page were photographed in Slovenia in late June.