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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for August 25 - September 1, 2004

Picture of Gloriosa rothschildiana
This is gloriosa lily, Gloriosa rothschildiana.

It is climbing member of the lily family that is native to Central Africa. Instead of a bulb, the gloriosa lily, sometimes called the Glory Lily, has an odd finger-like tuber with a single growing point on one end.
It can be grown in a pot on a sunny terrace, or in the ground anywhere the ground does not freeze
to more than a few inches deep; it can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 8b through 11.
You can find gloriosa lilies growing near the entrance to the Administration Building.

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