OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 20 taxa in the family Amaryllidaceae, Amaryllis family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Common Name: Jonquil, Apodanthus Daffodil

Weakley's Flora: (4/13/22) Narcissus jonquilla   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Narcissus jonquilla   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Narcissus jonquilla 044-01-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated as an ornamental, persistent and naturalized in lawns, roadsides, woodland borders, and disturbed areas

Uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Two-flower Narcissus, Twin-sisters, Primrose-peerless

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Narcissus ×medioluteus   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Narcissus ×medioluteus [poeticus × tazetta]   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Narcissus tazetta × poeticus 044-01-003   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated as an ornamental, persistent and naturalized in lawns, roadsides, woodland borders, and disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Daffodil, Trumpet Narcissus

Weakley's Flora: (4/13/22) Narcissus pseudonarcissus   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Narcissus pseudonarcissus   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Narcissus pseudo-narcissus 044-01-005   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated as an ornamental, persistent and naturalized in lawns, roadsides, woodland borders, and disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Summer Snowflake

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Leucojum aestivum   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Leucojum aestivum ssp. aestivum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Leucojum aestivum 044-02-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Naturalizing aggressively in alluvial areas, also long persistent after cultivation in upland situations

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Spiderlily, Florida Spiderlily

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hymenocallis crassifolia   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis floridana   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hymenocallis crassifolia 044-03-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Tidal marshes, margins of tidal guts, banks of blackwater rivers

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, uncommon in NC, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rocky-shoals Spiderlily, Catawba Spiderlily, Carolina Spiderlily, Cahaba Lily

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hymenocallis coronaria   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis coronaria   FAMILY: Liliaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hymenocallis occidentalis 044-03-002   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky river shoals, usually with Justicia americana and Podostemum ceratophyllum

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hammock Spiderlily, Woodland Spiderlily, Northern Spiderlily

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic soils of slopes and floodplain forests, gabbro glades and other calcareous upland flats

Uncommon in GA & SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in SC (historically in NC but not recently seen)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Western Marsh Spiderlily, Louisiana Marsh Spiderlily

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hymenocallis liriosme   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis liriosme   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Swamps, bottomlands, ditches

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Spring-run Spiderlily

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hymenocallis rotata   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis rotata   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Spring-runs

Native: south of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Atamasco-lily, Rain-lily, Easter Lily, Naked Lily

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zephyranthes atamasco   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Zephyranthes atamasca   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zephyranthes atamasco 044-04-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests and adjacent road shoulders, wet meadows, sometimes in upland forests over mafic rocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Rain-lily, Treat's Zephyr-lily

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zephyranthes treatiae   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Zephyranthes treatiae   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Wet savannas

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Atamasco Lily, Red-margined Atamasco Lily, Rain-lily

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zephyranthes simpsonii   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zephyranthes simpsonii   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zephyranthes simpsonii 044-04-002   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to dry-mesic sandy soils (usually with admixture of shell hash) of coastal fringe sandhills or mainland maritime forests, usually associated with Quercus hemisphaerica, on barrier islands or within about 10 km of the ocean (NC, SC), pine flatwoods (FL, GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fall Rain-lily, Autumn Zephyrlily

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zephyranthes candida   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zephyranthes candida   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zephyranthes candida 044-04-003   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated, persistent or spreading from cultivation

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Swamp-lily, String Lily, Seven-sisters

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Crinum americanum var. americanum   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Crinum americanum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, freshwater marshes

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Red Spider Lily, Hurricane Lily, Surprise Lily, Magic Lily

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Lycoris radiata var. radiata   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Lycoris radiata   FAMILY: Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lycoris radiata 044-06-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated and persistent (or slowly spreading locally)

Rare

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hypoxis hirsuta   FAMILY: Hypoxidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hypoxis hirsuta   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypoxis hirsuta var. hirsuta 044-07-001a   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: In a wide variety of dry to moist forests

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bristleseed Stargrass, Pineland Stargrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hypoxis wrightii   FAMILY: Hypoxidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypoxis wrightii   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypoxis micrantha 044-07-002   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Wet pine savannas

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fringed Stargrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hypoxis juncea   FAMILY: Hypoxidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypoxis juncea   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypoxis juncea 044-07-003   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Wet pine savannas

Common in GA, uncommon in SC, rare in NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master, American Aloe

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Agave virginica   FAMILY: Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Manfreda virginica   FAMILY: Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Agave virginica 044-08-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: Granite flatrocks, diabase glades, limestone and dolomite barrens and glades, xeric woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, sandhill woodlands, dry roadbanks

Uncommon in GA-SC, rare in NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Snowdrop

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galanthus nivalis   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galanthus nivalis   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Persistent after cultivation

Non-native: southern & central Europe

 


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