Lilium (members of which are true lilies) is a genus of herbaceous
flowering plants growing from bulbs, all with large prominent flowers.
Lilies are a group of flowering plants which are important in culture
and literature in much of the world. Most species are native to the
temperate northern hemisphere, though their range extends into the
northern subtropics. Many other plants have "lily" in their common name
but are not related to true lilies.