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Hymenocallis rotata (Streamside spiderlily)
Cressler, Alan

Hymenocallis rotata

Hymenocallis rotata (Ker Gawl.) Herb.

Streamside Spiderlily, Florida Spiderlily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Hymenocallis floridana, Hymenocallis floridana ssp. amplifolia, Hymenocallis laciniata, Pancratium rotatum

USDA Symbol: HYRO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Few spidery white flowers borne on 2-edged stalk above basal leaves.

A showy, fragrant southern member of the lily family whose cup-like structure, the "hymen" or membrane, from which the stamens arise, is distinctive, as is the spidery appearance of the long, narrow petaloid parts. In the southwestern United States, 11 species of Hymenocallis occur.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Distribution: Florida.
Native Habitat: Marshes and ditches.

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.


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Hymenocallis rotata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hymenocallis rotata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hymenocallis rotata


Record Modified: 2015-05-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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