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Atamasco-lilies are small, colony-forming perennials, 8-15 in. tall, with thick, shiny, grooved, grass-like leaves forming loose clumps. Solitary flowers are borne on leafless stalks. The showy flowers are white (rarely pink), with six distinct lobes, united to form a funnel. They turn pink with age. From an underground bulb grow several flat leaves; leafless flowerstalk, usually single and about as tall as the leaves, bears white lily-like flower, tinged with pink.
Ditches; wet woods; meadows; bottomlands; limestone outcrops; bluffs. This wild plant was photographed in wet woods at the Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve in North Augusta (Aiken County), SC.
It's also called Easter Lily and Rain Lily.
Spotted on Mar 17, 2013
Submitted on Mar 22, 2013