Hymenocallis latifolia (Mill.) M. Roem.
Perfumed spiderlily, Perfumed spider-lily
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Synonym(s): Hymenocallis caymanensis, Hymenocallis collieri, Hymenocallis keyensis, Hymenocallis kimballiae, Pancratium latifolium
USDA Symbol: HYLA5
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: FL , TX
Native Distribution: S. FL & 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
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hymenocallis latifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hymenocallis latifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hymenocallis latifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff