Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of some 11 genera and 65 species of herbaceous plants from temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions, primarily of the Northerm Hemisphere.  Often included in Liliaceae and sometimes in Ruscaceae.  Represented in the Hortus by a single species, Lily-of-the-Valley. 

Plants in this Family

  1. Polygonatum multiflorum (L.) All.
  2. Convallaria majalis L.