Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3530

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it , especially in lawns around older homes. Frequently cultivated, sometimes persistent for long periods of time, 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 (9/28/12):
Lycoris radiata   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycoris radiata   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 044-06-001:
Lycoris radiata   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

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


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image of Lycoris radiata, Magic Lily, Hurricane Lily, Surprise Lily, Spider Lily

Gill Newberry    gn09_lycoris_radiata_inf

September        

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

image of Lycoris radiata, Magic Lily, Hurricane Lily, Surprise Lily, Spider 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, Magic Lily, Hurricane Lily, Surprise Lily, Spider Lily

Gill Newberry    gn09_spiderlily_flower

September        

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