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Rain Lily ( Zephyranthes grandiflora)
liliaceae
Zephyranthes grandiflora


LeppFan83
LeppFan83

liliaceae Family

Zephyranthes Genus
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Rain Lily


Location

Florida, smack in the middle of my liriope cover. The bulbs are shaded by the thick liriope during the rest of the year until the Summer when the stalks/flowers shoot out of nowhere seemingly overnight.

Physical Description
This is a bulb. Must be a lily of some type. The flower sits atop a single thin stalk with no leaves. The flower has 6 petals and my variety is pink to pinkish white. It flowers once a year around the beginning of Summer seemingly after a good hard rain. The flowers shoot up as a tight hot pink bud and with the morning sun they open. There are no leaves at all. Just a bulb, a stalk, and one flower. At night they droop and close up a bit and then again in the morning they open up beautifully. They only last about 3 or 4 days before they are gone until next year.

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Blub, single stalkm single flower per stalk, 6 petals, pink
Rain Lily ( Zephyranthes grandiflora)



Blub, single stalkm single flower per stalk, 6 petals, pink
Rain Lily ( Zephyranthes grandiflora)

Comment: Rain Lily ( Zephyranthes grandiflora), Zephyranthes grandiflora

Page Posts: 7

SuziQ
SuziQ
February 07, 2012
here is a site on hybrids.. www.pacificbulbsociety.org pbswiki index.php ZephyranthesHybridsTwo

LeppFan83
LeppFan83
September 04, 2010
I found it!! Yay! It is Zephyranthes grandiflora or Rain Lily. I found the info on www.floridata.com in case the following link does not work.

www.floridata.com ref z zeph_gra.cfm

LeppFan83
LeppFan83
September 04, 2010


The gladious seem to be mostly multiple blooms up and down the stalk. This is a very simple bulb. No leaves what-so-ever, single thin stalk, single bloom at the top. Thank you for your comment.

LeppFan83
LeppFan83
September 04, 2010


no. this is not a daylily. totally different structure altogether. this is a single stalk with a single flower. the photos of the daylilys that I say were multiple blooms on each stalk. Also the petal texture and shape are completely different. Thank you for your comment however.

Simpsoid
Simpsoid
August 24, 2010
I know these as "Day Lily" as they only seem to last for a short perid of time. Usually pale pink to white but can get to be slightly dark pink.
SuziQ
SuziQ
August 09, 2010
I was thinking lily too, but maybe a type of gladious? The stamen and stigma are more like a glad. I will see if I can find a single flowered variety.
gardengeek
gardengeek
July 04, 2010
I would say you are right that it looks like a lily. Not sure which species exactly.

Family: Liliaceae

Genus : Lilium

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