name = "Eremurus"

image_width = 220px
image_caption = "Eremurus himalaicus"
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Liliopsida
ordo = Asparagales
familia = Asphodelaceae
genus = "Eremurus"
genus_authority =
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = See text.

"Eremurus" is a genus of 35-40 deciduous perennial flowers, also known as the foxtail lilies or desert candles. The inflorescence looks similar to a long spike or a bottlebrush. It consists of many flowers in copper, bright yellow, snow white, pastel pink, orange or any combination of those colors. The leaves grow in tufts of thin, green, straplike strips. Species are known for thick roots that grow out from a central hub. It is also known for being tall, sometimes rising up to 10 feet over the foliage, depending on the variety. These plants are native to western and central Asia.

pecies and Varieties

*"Eremurus himalaicus": one of the hardiest varieties of the "Eremurus" genus; this plant is native to the temperate Himalayas
*"Eremurus elwesii": native to Northern Iran, these pale green/yellow flowers grow in open grassland
*"Eremurus bungei": this "Eremurus" has yellow inflorescences that grow 2 to 3 feet long; native to Iran
*"Eremurus olgae": a dwarf "Eremurus" flowering in June or July, making it one of the last eremuri to flower; a native of Turkestan
*"Eremurus tubergenii":
*"Eremurus warei"
*"Eremurus shelfordii"
*"Eremurus stenophyllus": a tufted "Eremurus" with partially hairy, green-gray leaves
*"Eremurus robustus": an "Eremurus" native to Tian Shan and Pamir Mountains in central Asia; the stem grows from 6 to 10 feet high


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  • Eremurus — M, Bieb., Gattung der Liliazeen, Stauden mit zahlreichen, grundständigen, linealischen Blättern, langen, reichblütigen, dichten Trauben mit roten, gelben oder weißen Blüten auf einfachen, oft mehrere Meter hohen Schäften. Etwa 18 Arten auf den… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • eremurus — ● eremurus nom masculin Liliacée à fleurs blanches, roses ou jaunes, pouvant atteindre plus de 2 m de haut et souvent cultivée dans les jardins …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Eremurus — Shelford …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eremurus — Steppenkerzen Eremurus × isabellinus Shelford Hybriden Systematik Abteilung: Bedecktsamer (Magnoliophyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • eremurus — noun (plural eremuri) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek erēmos solitary + oura tail more at ass Date: 1829 any of a genus (Eremurus) of perennial Asian herbs of the lily family that produce tall racemes of showy blooms called also foxtail lily …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Eremurus — Ere|mu|rus der; , <aus gleichbed. nlat. eremurus, zu gr. ourá »Schwanz, Schweif«> Lilienschweif, Steppenkerze (Liliengewächs; asiat. Zierpflanze) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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