One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lily with orange flowers that resemble turbans due to the almost completely reflexed petals.
Lilium superbum, family Liliaceae
- ‘This tuberous perennial is not a true lily, despite its resemblance to the Turk's-cap lily.’
- ‘Because of its unique flower shape and sharply reflexed petals it is also known as the Turk's-cap lily.’
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