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 & adjacent road shoulders, wet meadows, 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 (11/30/12):
Zephyranthes atamasca   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zephyranthes atamasca var. atamasca   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

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

 

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