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Hymenocallis latifolia (P. Mill.) M. Roemer
Perfumed spider-lily, Perfumed spiderlily
USDA Symbol: HYLA5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
FL , TX Native Distribution:
S. FL & the Keys Native Habitat:
Higher sites in mangrove swamps USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rich soil.
Conditions Comments: A surprisingly adaptable plant.
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff