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Zephyranthes atamasco [= Zephyranthes atamasca]

Common Atamasco-lily, Atamasco Lily

Scientific Name:

Zephyranthes atamasco [= Zephyranthes atamasca]

Genus:

Zephyranthes

Species Epithet:

atamasco

Common Name:

Common Atamasco-lily, Atamasco Lily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Bottomland forests and adjacent road shoulders, wet meadows, sometimes in upland forests over mafic rocks. Rare in NC Mountains, common in Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Foliage Note the shiny rounded-end leaves of the atamasco.

image

© Tom Harville, 2005

Bloom

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Bloom

image

David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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