“L” Is For Lilium Lancifolium


Tiger Lillies (Lilium lancifolium) growing in my backyard


Scripture reference;

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:1-3 KJV


The Tiger Lily is such a fascinating plant. It grows from a bulb reaching about 4 feet (1.2 m) tall.

They are easy to grow. Here is an article where you can read more about its growing conditions.  http://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Lilium+lancifolium

I was doing some reading about this plant and many sources stated that parts of it are edible for human consumption, but the pollen is toxic, and all of its parts are toxic to cats. here is a link to an article that was interesting:  http://www.eattheweeds.com/tiger-lily/

The Tiger Lily is such a striking plant that I can’t help but think about how miraculous God’s work of creation really is whenever I see them growing.


“Tiger Lilies” by Theresa Anne Moore

Morning sun and dappled shade

From sweet gum tree and oak tree casting

Provide a place where the squirrel can raid

His secret stocks and break his fasting

The honeysuckle scent will pervade

As it reaches, winds, and succeeds at grasping.

And in the midst is the warm glow made

By the tiger lilies that is everlasting.

The picture has been taken and lovingly displayed.


This post was submitted as part of the A to Z Challenge, where participants agree to post an article that corresponds to each letter of the alphabet and publish an article every day during the month of April (except Sundays).

Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month is Blossoming Verses, where I’ll share a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.

If you are looking for a more in-depth devotion you may visit my companion blog, Moore To Ponder


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4 thoughts on ““L” Is For Lilium Lancifolium

  1. Debbie says:

    What an amazing flower! That God! I agree and can’t help but think about Him when I look at it too! And you have so many of His wonders in your yard. 🙂 I once again felt His peace and comfort as I read your poem. You have a special way of conveying that for Him!
    Thank you! Love you!
    p.s. I had to smile at the squirrel line. I put out some almonds that I rescued from going to the trash where I clean, so I could at least give them to the squirrels. We have one that visits and when he found the almonds, he began to bury them all over the yard, as fast as he could. So funny!

  2. Deb, so much about this comment made me smile. Your thoughtfulness that led you to take those almonds and give them to the squirrel. Then there was the way the squirrel behaved.

    We have the cutest squirrels in our neighborhood. Our subdivision was originally swampy woods. The cut some of the trees down, but left many standing when they brought in fill dirt and built the neighborhood back in the early 80’s. So we have 5 or 6 really tall trees in my backyard. We used to be able to watch the squirrels better, but neighbor’s cats like our yard, too, so the squirrels are more cautious now.

    Thank you for the compliment. This challenge has been harder than I thought it would be. Some of the poems I wrote just weren’t the greatest, but I will keep trying. 🙂

    Love and Blessings,

  3. Sue Archer says:

    I love the line about “his secret stocks.” I’ve always thought the tiger lily is a striking flower – thanks for sharing the great pictures!

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