Tiger Lilies Along Montford Cove Road

Two years ago I did this post, and as the Tiger Lilies are disappearing for another year, I wanted to make sure that everyone had the chance to see them in their full glory.

Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog

Every June, roadsides and gardens throughout North America are ablaze with the bright orange blossoms of the Tiger Lily. Originally from China and Japan, early colonists wanted this hardy plant in their gardens. Just north of the house along Montford Cove Road is an especially dense profusion of these striking flowers. Both sides of the road are lined with the bright green leaves and showy stripped petals of this Asian import. They are in the family of day lilies, and follow the brightest light of the day.

Tiger Lily Profusion

Close up. you can appreciate the intricate construction of the flowers. Surprisingly the entire plant is edible, with the underground tubulars being the best of all. When sauteed with lemon and butter, they taste like sweet potatoes. The stems are like scallions without the kick, and the flowers keep their crispness even in hot butter, and can be visually usefull in salads and…

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  1. The Tiger Lillies are beautiful..amazing how they could ever be called invasive when they are such “eye candy”.Thanks for sharingPatsy From: Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog To: pjcar119@yahoo.com Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:59 PM Subject: [New post] Tiger Lilies Along Montford Cove Road #yiv3042214854 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv3042214854 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv3042214854 a.yiv3042214854primaryactionlink:link, #yiv3042214854 a.yiv3042214854primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv3042214854 a.yiv3042214854primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv3042214854 a.yiv3042214854primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv3042214854 WordPress.com | Carolina Vann posted: “Two years ago I did this post, and as the Tiger Lilies are disappearing for another year, I wanted to make sure that everyone had the chance to see them in their full glory.” | |

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