Lilium lankongense belongs to the Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is native to north-western Yunnan and south-eastern Xizang in China. This herb grows in alpine grasslands at altitudes between 1800 and 3200 m, and can reach 40-150 cm in height. The leaves are oblong to lanceolate, and scattered. The flowers are pink, with deep red spots, set on long pedicels in a very open raceme, are down facing, fully recurved and scented with 6 to 12 per stem. They come from June to July.