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Atamasco Lily

Zephyranthes atamasco


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.

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North Augusta, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 17, 2013
Submitted on Mar 22, 2013

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