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Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis

Northern Spider-lily, Woodland Spiderlily, Hammock Spiderlily

Scientific Name:

Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis

Genus:

Hymenocallis

Species Epithet:

occidentalis

Common Name:

Northern Spider-lily, Woodland Spiderlily, Hammock Spiderlily

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:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Mesic soils of slopes and floodplain forests, gabbro glades and other calcareous upland flats. Rare in NC Piedmont.

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:

SH: Historical, SX: Presumed Extirpated (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

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

Notes:

Global Rank: G4?TNR. Species is an uncertain G4, but the subspecies is Not Yet Ranked.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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