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Hymenocallis palmeri S. Watson
Synonym(s): Hymenocallis humilis, Hymenocallis pygmaea
USDA Symbol: HYPA4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The Alligator-lily is a member of the lily family (family Liliaceae) which includes mostly perennial herbs from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, some rather woody and treelike, and often showy flowers in racemes or branched racemes.
The family is extremely complex and botanists estimate 250 genera and 4,000-6,000 species. Many, including tulips and day lilies, are handsome ornamentals. Asparagus, Sarsaparilla, onions, and the medicinally useful Aloe are from the family. A few species are poisonous.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL |
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