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Hymenocallis littoralis

Description:

Hymenocallis littoralis is a bulbous perennial herb. It ranges in height from 60-70cm (36 inches). It requires sunlight to partial shade for proper growth and blooms from mid-summer to late autumn with white flowers. It may be grown aquatically. The tepals are adnate (attached to) the staminal cup. Each flower's tube is 14 to 17 cm (5 to 7 inches) long or longer. The plant bulb is 7-10 cm (3-4 inches) in diameter. With age, the bulb develops a neck that reaches 4-5 cm in diameter (up to 2 inches). The flowers are large, white, vanilla scented, and sessile.

Habitat:

Is native to coastal regions of southern Mexico and Central America, and also two wild populations are reported to have been found along the west coast of Florida.

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6 Comments

David.Ismael
David.Ismael 10 years ago

Best of all is to see this flower in their natural environment along the landscape

David.Ismael
David.Ismael 10 years ago

Thank you too!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

So nice to see these growing wild. They look so much more beautiful in their natural setting. Thank you!

David.Ismael
David.Ismael 10 years ago

thank you all for your comments!

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Lovely. And welcome.

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Beautiful!
Welcome to Project Noah David!

David.Ismael
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David.Ismael

Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 28, 2011
Submitted on Nov 28, 2011

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