Zephyranthes atamasca

(Linnaeus) Herbert

Appendix, 36. 1821

Common names: Atamasco-lily Carolina-lily Easter-lily naked-lady occidental swamp-lily Virginia-lily
Basionyms: Amaryllis atamasca Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 1: 292. 1753
Synonyms: Atamosco atamasca (Linnaeus) Greene (as atamasco)
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 298. Mentioned on page 295, 299.

Leaf blade shiny green, to 8 mm wide. Spathe (2–)2.2–3.2(–3.6) cm. Flowers erect to slightly inclined; perianth mostly white, sometimes tinged or veined pink, more so with age, funnelform, (5.5–)6.6–9(–10) cm; perianth tube green, (0.8–)1–2(–2.1) cm, increasing in diam., less than 1/4 perianth length, ca. 1/2 (1/3–2/3) filament length, ca. 1/2 (1/3–3/4) spathe length; tepals usually reflexed; stamens diverging, appearing equal; filaments filiform, (2.9–)3.2–4.4(–4.7) cm; anthers 3–6(–8) mm; style longer than perianth tube; stigma 3-fid, exserted more than 2 mm beyond anthers; pedicel (0–)0.4–1.6(–3.4) cm, usually shorter than spathe. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering mid winter–spring (Jan–May).
Habitat: Rich, mixed forests, moist clearings, meadows, moist to wet pastures, coastal plains, piedmonts
Elevation: 0–700 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., Md., Miss., N.C., S.C., Va.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Zephyranthes atamasca"
Raymond O. Flagg +, Gerald L. Smith +  and Walter S. Flory† +
(Linnaeus) Herbert +
Amaryllis atamasca +
Atamasco-lily +, Carolina-lily +, Easter-lily +, naked-lady +, occidental swamp-lily +  and Virginia-lily +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Md. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
0–700 m +
Rich, mixed forests, moist clearings, meadows, moist to wet pastures, coastal plains, piedmonts +
Flowering mid winter–spring (Jan–May). +
Atamosco atamasca +
Zephyranthes atamasca +
Zephyranthes +
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