IMPORTANCE OF LILIUM CANDIDUM (WHITE LILY) GROWTH IN ECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF TURKEY AS A POTENTIAL FOR LANDSCAPE AND FOOD SECTOR IN TOKATJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.6, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2016-06-30
Authors : Kübra Yazici; Bahriye Gülgün;
Page : 243-250
Keywords : Tokat; White Lily; bulbous plants; cultural landscape.;
Because of their flowers, leaves, scent, texture ornamental garden plants are very popular among people who live in urban and rural areas. Most commonly, they are grown for the display of their aesthetic features. Bulbous plants (i.e. Geophytes) are the best example for this purpose. Even in history there is a certain era in Ottoman Empire can be said to have begun to orient itself towards Western Civilization is called “Tulip Period” or “Tulip Era”. Bulbous plants have a significant place in history. Lilium candidum is a perennial, ostentatious and approximately one meter high, pleasant-smelling bulbous ornamental garden plant. It is an important mark in the culture of Tokat city. This bulbous plant has a very strong place both in cuisine and in home gardens of Tokat. This precious plant began to disappear because of increase of industrialization causing pollution and loss of planting areas due to the demand for new residential areas caused by increasing population. In this study, cultural and landscape values of Lilium candidum is analysed by SWOT analysis methodology. The aim of study is to emphasize the importance of Lilium candidum in many fields such as agriculture, chemistry, nutrient (food), landscape and increase the usage of this plant in these sectors.
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