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Hymenocallis crassifolia

Coastal Spiderlily

Scientific Name:

Hymenocallis crassifolia

Genus:

Hymenocallis

Species Epithet:

crassifolia

Common Name:

Coastal Spiderlily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Tidal marshes, margins of tidal guts, banks of blackwater rivers (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain.

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:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Closeup of Blooms

image

© Jean Woods

Plants in Bloom

image

Landsford Canal, SC, 2002
© Jean Woods

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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