An marvellous range of colour, pattern and flower shape, from large funnel-like flowers of L. regale to the more dainty Turk's cap of L. martagon. Often scented. Bulbous perennials, with narrow leaves, whorled or spiralling up the stem. Preferring an open position, or very light, part shade, in a good, enriched soil. Interestingly the 100+ species are spread across North America, Europe, Asia, but entirely absent from the Southern Hemisphere. All parts are toxic to cats.