In the Botanical garden of MSU “Aptekarsky ogorod” blossoming Lily slightly hairy, or martagon. This was reported by the press service of the garden.

Publication of "herb garden" MSU (@hortus_ru) 28 Jun 2020 11:01 PDT

“Lily slightly hairy, or the RHS, or Lily of Istanbul or the Martagon Lily family has blossomed in the Botanical garden of MSU “Aptekarsky ogorod”. Visitors to the garden can see a fragrant perennial bulbous plant from Siberia in Shadow garden. Due to its name Lily slightly hairy is of increased interest among visitors to the garden who are actively taking pictures of the sign throughout the year”, – stated in the message. As specified, the birthplace of the plant – Russia, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia.

“Lily slightly hairy needs to be protected, is a rare species in the flora of the Urals, listed in the regional summary of Siberia, a summary of rare plants in Central Siberia, in the Red book of the Republic of Mari El, the Red book of Ukraine and recommended for inclusion in the Red book of Kazakhstan. Lily slightly hairy grows to a height of 2 m and is notable drooping flowers are pink-purple shade with dark dots. One plant produces up to 50 flowers. It is important to know that the Lily slightly hairy extremely toxic to cats – ingestion (even accidentally lick the pollen) can result in death of the animal. Since ancient times the Lily slightly hairy is used as a medicinal plant in the folk medicine of China, Tibet, Mongolia, Buryatia, Yakutia, Siberia and the Far East, where the juice of bulbs are used as wound-healing, and the infusion – toothache” – said the press service.