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Hymenocallis latifolia (Mill.) M. Roem.
Perfumed spiderlily, Perfumed spider-lily
Synonym(s): Hymenocallis caymanensis, Hymenocallis collieri, Hymenocallis keyensis, Hymenocallis kimballiae, Pancratium latifolium
USDA Symbol: HYLA5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Strap-like, leathery, evergreen leaves, often 2 1/2 ft. in length, arise in rosettes from a large bulb. The flowering stalk arises from the center of the plant and extends beyond the leaves. Ten to sixteen delicate, white flowers are borne at the end of the stalk. Each flower is composed of a slender tube 5-6 in. long which terminates as six narrow 5 in. petals curving back from the center.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, TX Native Distribution:
& the Keys Native Habitat:
Higher sites in mangrove swamps
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rich soil.
Conditions Comments: A surprisingly adaptable plant.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || UPL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff