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Plant Details

Hymenocallis coronaria

Shoals Spider-lily, Cahaba Lily

Scientific Name:

Hymenocallis coronaria

Genus:

Hymenocallis

Species Epithet:

coronaria

Common Name:

Shoals Spider-lily, Cahaba Lily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Habitat Description:

Rocky river shoals, usually with Justicia americana and Podostemum ceratophyllum. SC south and west to AL. Notable stands of this spectacular plant occur at Landsford Canal State Park (on the Catawba River south of Rock Hill, SC), on the Saluda River (SC), on the Savannah River below I-20 (GA-SC border), and on the Cahaba River (Bibb County, AL).

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G2 - Imperiled (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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