P&PDL Picture of the Week for
April 5, 2004

Easter Lily

Rosie Lerner, Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Department of Horticulture, Purdue University

The white blooms of the Easter lily are contrasted by the bright yellow pollen borne by structures called anthers inside the flower. To prevent staining of the petals and to help prolong flower life, remove the anthers with a tweezers or your fingertips as soon as the flower opens.

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Easter lily with anthers

Easter lily with anthers

Easter lily with no anthers

Easter lily with no anthers

Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab Purdue Cooperative Extension Service