Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3530

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: China

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it , especially in lawns around older homes. Cultivated and persistent (or slowly spreading locally), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves absent during flowering

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red
Bisexual
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

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) 044-06-001:
Lycoris radiata   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Spider Lily, Hurricane Lily, Surprise Lily, Magic Lily


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image of Lycoris radiata var. radiata, Red Spider Lily, Hurricane Lily, Surprise Lily, Magic Lily

Gill Newberry    gn09_lycoris_radiata_inf

September        

Inflorescence a 3-9 flowered umbel, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lycoris radiata var. radiata, Red Spider Lily, Hurricane Lily, Surprise Lily, Magic Lily

Gill Newberry    gn09_red_spiderlily

September        

Leaves and flowers are not present at the same time, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lycoris radiata var. radiata, Red Spider Lily, Hurricane Lily, Surprise Lily, Magic Lily

Gill Newberry    gn09_spiderlily_flower

September        

Lobes linear wide-spreading, recurved, undulate. Stamens ~ 2x long as perianth, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.