Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1687

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomland forests and adjacent road shoulders, wet meadows, sometimes in upland forests over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
White (rarely pink)
Bisexual
6 tepals, perianth campanulate or funnelform
6 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Lustrous black

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Zephyranthes atamasco   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zephyranthes atamasca var. atamasca   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 044-04-001:
Zephyranthes atamasco   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Atamosco atamasco

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Flora of North America
Zephyranthes atamasca

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Atamasco Lily, Rain-lily, Easter Lily, Naked Lily