Plant of the Week: Toad Lily
I have a new vision for the the plant of the week. Instead of the detailed entry about the biology, etc, of the plant of the week, I am going write about why a particular plant is special to me.
The plant this week is the Toad Lily (Tricyrtis hirta), in the Lily family (Liliaceae). This plant is not native to the United States, but is sold as a garden plant. The picture below was taken at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
The toad lily was one of the first plants I bought to grow in the flowerbed of our house in Springfield. I loved the spottiness of the flower, and the beautiful arrangement of the flowers on the stem. It actually bloomed once before we moved. The people who live there now have taken out that flowerbed, which makes me sad.
Have a great day.