The Gory Lily, Gloriosa superba is a beautiful flower which appears during the rainy season. In my suburb, it is seen as a wild flower sometimes. I found the vine flowering profusely in a vacant plot two years ago, and brought the tubers and planted them in my garden. But it did not come up.The Gloriosa is a twining lily, with the leaves having tendrils. The flower is bi-colour, yellow below and orange-red at the tips, giving it the Sanskrit name Agnishikha, the flame.