Zephyranthes carinata

Zephyranthes rosea (Pink Rain Lily)

Note: this post was revised on 12/9/15 Zephyranthes rosea (Pink Rain Lily) Cuban zephyr lily, Duende dojo, Rosy rain lily, Rose fairy lily,  or Pink rain lily, is a species of rain lily native to Peru and Colombia. They are widely cultivated as ornamentals and have become naturalized in tropical regions worldwide.  It is widely planted…

Crinum asiaticum var. procerum (Red-leaf Giant Crinum)

Crinum asiaticum var. procerum (Red-leaf Giant Crinum) Aka Poison Bulb, Giant Crinum Lily, Grand Crinum Lily, Spider Lily, is native to Asia, but has naturalized in Mexico, the West Indies, Florida, Louisiana, Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Madagascar and the Chagos Archipelago. The genus is called ‘Crinum’, which comes from Greek ‘krinon’, meaning ‘lily’. The family is Amaryllidaceae.…

Hymenocallis latifolia (Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis latifolia (Spider Lily) Aka Mangrove Spider-lily, Perfumed Spider-lily or Hymenocallis expansa, is a bulb-forming evergreen (perennial in Florida) occurring on beaches, sand dunes, mangrove swamps, wetlands and coastlines. It is native to Florida, Mexico, and the West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, Bahamas). It has showy white flowers and large green seeds up…

Lilium candidum (Madonna Lily)

Lilium candidum (Madonna Lily) is a plant in the genus Lilium, one of the true lilies. It is native to the Balkans and West Asia. It forms bulbs at ground level, and unlike other lilies, has a basal rosette of leaves through the winter, which die back in summer. A leafy flower stem, typically up…

Zephyranthes citrina (Yellow Zephir)

Zephyranthes citrina, aka Yellow Zephir, Yellow Rain Lily, Yellow Zephir Flower, or Duende Amarillo, belongs to a genus of 71 species in the Amaryllis family Amaryllidaceae. There are numerous hybrids and cultivars. Common names for species in this genus include Fairy Lily, Rainflower, Zephir Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, and Rain Lily. This Lily was sighted…

Clivia miniata (Bush Lily)

Clivia miniata (Bush Lily) Aka Natan Lily, Clivia, Kaffir lily, or Lirio Arbustivo, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clivia of the family Amaryllidaceae, native to damp woodland habitats in South Africa. It is also reportedly naturalized in Mexico and the Caribbean. Its generic name stems from Mrs. Charlotte Florentia Clive, duchess of…

Hippeastrum striatum

(Note: this post has been revised to clarify ID of plant) Hippeastrum striatum, is a flowering perennial herbaceous bulbous plant, in the Amaryllidaceae family, native to tropical America.  It is a bulbous perennial native to tropical regions of South America although it has become naturalized elsewhere. It is said to neither be a lily nor a a…

The Crinum Lily (Crinum asiaticum)

This is a very popular ornamental plant in both Puerto Rico and Florida, the Crinum Lily (Crinum asiaticum), aka Poison Bulb, Giant Crinum Lily, Grand Crinum Lily, Spider Lily, Lirio del Pantano y Lirio Araña. Crinum asiaticum is native to tropical southeastern Asia. It is now a very popular landscape plant in Florida, the Gulf Coast, California and other warm climate areas.…

Eucharist Lily (Eucharis amazonica)

Eucharist Lily (Eucharis amazonica) Aka Amazon Lily, Azucena, Plato y Taza. Contrary to its popular name of ‘lily’, it is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to Central America and Ecuador, and naturalised in Puerto Rican tropical rain forests. They are geophytes adapted to the low light conditions of the tropical rain forest understory. Geophytes are perennial plants, such as a…