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What are field lilies? You know every year you will find these beautiful lilies all along the highways. They also grow throughout the forest preserves in Northern Illinois.
They have always been a favorite of mine to get pictures of lilies. And many people grow them in their own gardens. My sister has several.
Some of the pictures from our guest section came from that garden. My niece Katie has a wonderful talent for taking self portraits with lilies as the focus of the picture.
These lilies are fun to find and enjoy from a distance. Or even close up if you happen to be in an area where they are growing close to sidewalks or walking paths.
These flowers are called "field" flowers for a reason. They are pretty much wild. Sometimes you can buy them and plant them in your garden. Those are usually better cared for and look healthier than their sisters in the wild.
The pictures on this page were all taken in areas that would be considered wild areas. That means the only care they get is from mother nature herself. I'd say she has done an excellent job. Wouldn't you?
Most wild lilies are orange as you can see by the pictures on this page. But I have seen a few yellow ones growing in the fields of Illinois. I often wondered if they were planted by someone or simply naturalized.
Then there are times when I've seen your typical garden variety orange field lily growing in a pot. My mom would gather them and plant them in her garden too.
One thing I think we can all agree on. They really are a beautiful flower to see as you walk or drive along the highways and byways.
Herrick Lake in Illinois was always one of my favorite places to visit. You can be assured to see these flowers blooming all summer long.
Another favorite park was Naperville, Riverwalk. No matter which way you walk, you are sure to see at least a few field lilies. I hope you enjoy this gallery as much as I did capturing them.
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