The Locust Lily is a perennial bulbous plant. Lebanon is considered to be the birthplace of this decorative flower. it is also found in North America, Asia and Europe. The entire genus has more than one hundred species.
Lily Saranka or Lily Sarana is popularly called Royal curls, so named because of the appearance – the whimsically curved petals of the flower. According to legend, it grew out of the heart of a Cossack during the conquest of Siberia by Ermak. According to the same legend, the flower instills in warriors fortitude and courage.
This species is native to the forest and forest-steppe zones of Siberia. In natural conditions, it grows in coniferous forests in clearings. In an average strip of Russia it is grown as an ornamental flower.
The aboveground part of the plant and its roots die off every year, the bulb overwinters in the ground until the next year. Flowers of this species grow in large numbers on a long peduncle, the height of which is from a meter or more. Orange flowers have a mottled color.
For planting, choose water-tight soil with good drainage. A Sunny or slightly shaded location is preferred. In winter, the landing site should be covered with sawdust or leaves.
Propagated decorative flower bulbs-babies or seeds, which are sown immediately after collection, because germination is quickly lost.
Saranka Lily is listed in the Red book of plants of the Irkutsk region. This is due to a sharp reduction in its number. Beautiful flowers were destroyed because of their appearance (collected in bouquets), tubers were used for food, and the entire plant was collected by people for medicinal purposes.
Use for medicinal purposes: In folk medicine, the bulbs of the plant are used. The infusion of bulbs has a calming effect, the juice of the plant is wound – healing, the leaves are used as dressings for the treatment of burns.