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Crinum americanum var. americanum

Swamp-lily, String-lily, Seven-sisters, American Crinum Lily, Southern Swamp Lily

Scientific Name:

Crinum americanum var. americanum

Genus:

Crinum

Species Epithet:

americanum var. americanum

Common Name:

Swamp-lily, String-lily, Seven-sisters, American Crinum Lily, Southern Swamp Lily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Swamp forests. Recorded in the wild from only one NC coastal-plain county (last siting was 1975).

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

SH: Historical (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-H: Special Concern: Historical (*Key)

Notes:

Very showy, fragrant flowers. Has also been placed in the Lily Family.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CRAM2

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/crinum-americanum/



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