The Liliaceae are mostly perennial herbs from bulbs, comprising about 13 genera and 400 species. The leaves are alternate or whorled, simple, parallel-veined; stipules absent. The flowers are bisexual, actinomorphic or weakly zygomorphic, often showy. The perianth typically consists of two whorls of undifferentiated or weakly differentiated petaloid tepals with 3 distinct members in each whorl. The androecium usually consists of 6 fertile stamens with distinct filaments. The gynoecium typically consists of a single compound pistil of 3 carpels, a single style commonly with 3 stigmas, and a superior ovary with 3 locules, each containing numerous axile ovules. The fruit is a loculicidal capsule or sometimes a berry.  Seeds usually flat and disk-shaped; seed coat not black.

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Calochortus apiculatis, cat's ear, vic. Post Falls, ID, May 31, 2005.
Calochortus kennedyi, desert mariposa lily, vic. Tucson, AZ, Mar. 2004. 
Calochortus luteus, cat's ear. Black beetles can be seen in the bowl-shaped flower. 
Calochortus monophyllus, cat's ear. 
Calochortus tolmiei, cat's ear. 
Clintonia uniflora, queen's cup, 1 - Mt. Seymour, B.C, 2 - vic. Tokatee Falls, OR, 2003.
Erythronium grandiflorum, yellow fawn lily, 1,2 - Mary's Peak, OR, 2002, 3 - Mt. Rainier, WA. Note the 6 tepals, 6 stamens, and 3 stigmas.
Erythronium hendersonii, Henderson's fawn lily, vic. Siskyou Mts., SW OR, April, 2004.
Erythronium montanum, alpine fawn lily, avalanche lily, Mt. Rainier, WA.
Erythronium oregonum, giant fawnlily, 1-3 - Mary's Peak, OR, 2002.
Erythronium oregonum, giant fawnlily, 1- 4 - OR, 2003.
Fritillaria affinis, rice root, WA.
Fritillaria gentneri, Gentner's fritillary, vic. Jacksonville, OR, Mar. 2004.
Fritillaria pudica, yellow bell.
Fritillaria recurva, scarlet fritillary, vic. Jacksonville, OR, Mar. 2004.
bro_sp_caps.jpg (11257 bytes) cf. Fritillaria, loculicidal capsule, common fruit type for Liliaceae
Lilium columbianum, tiger lily, Corvallis, OR, June 6, 2005.
Lilium cf. japonicum
Lilium robusta.
Lilium sp.
Tulipa sp., tulip, vic. Cheney, WA, 2002.

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