I am searching for this plant. enter image description here

Somebody said that it is leopard lily..others said it is silver squill.

Now when I google about "silver squill", Wiki says:

Ledebouria socialis, the silver squill, wood hyacinth, or leopard lily, is a geophytic species....

So, I guess, the other name of silver squill is leopard lily.

But, when I search for "silver squill flower",I get results like

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which does not look like the first orange flower, the one I am searching for...nor the plant looks like the dotted leaves of squill either.

Please somebody help me out here. If I want to buy the plant producing flowers like picture 1, what plant should I search for at the nurseries ?

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    Normal problem with common names for plants. The same common name may refer to dozens of different plant species...
    – Ecnerwal
    Jul 29, 2022 at 11:44
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    Going a step back on Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_lily
    – Ecnerwal
    Jul 29, 2022 at 11:50
  • There is absolutely nothing silver about the plant you posted, that should be your first clue that the ID is incorrect. Jul 30, 2022 at 3:00

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Poking around wikipedia for a few minutes, you appear to have Iris domestica as "what you want" under the common name leopard lily. So look for that (or, as commented and noted at wikipedia, Belamcanda chinensis) at a nursery.


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    Spectra, as noted in the Wikipedia entry, this plant is also known by its old botanical name of Belamcanda chinensis. The horticulture trade changes names slowly, so you may have better luck finding it under the old name rather than as Iris domestica.
    – Jurp
    Jul 29, 2022 at 12:55
  • @Jurp the problem is, local nursery people here in our place, the don't know or care about scientific/botanical names. They hear what other people say (which is a common name) and start selling them by those names. If I have to search the plant by its botanical name, then I will have to visit a Govt nursery/ horticulture centre which is faaaaar away from where I live.
    – Spectra
    Jul 29, 2022 at 16:57
  • Spectra - Guess I shouldn't be surprised that the nurseries use common names, although that must make selling "Pincushion Flowers" interesting (I know of five different pincushion flowers in the trade). If you can't find it under its Iris or leopard lily names, then I recommend that you look for it under Blackberry Lily (so-called because of its seeds); I know that in the US you can buy it online under that name.
    – Jurp
    Jul 29, 2022 at 22:50

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