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Plant Details

Zephyranthes atamasco [= Zephyranthes atamasca]

Common Atamasco-lily, Atamasco Lily

Scientific Name:

Zephyranthes atamasco [= Zephyranthes atamasca]

Common Name:

Common Atamasco-lily, Atamasco Lily

Plant Family

Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Part-sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hygric

(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April

Bloom Area:

Mainly Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Bottomland forests and adjacent road shoulders, wet meadows, sometimes in upland forests over mafic rocks. Rare in NC Mountains, common in Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed

(*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed

(*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed

(*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Foliage Note the shiny rounded-end leaves of the atamasco.

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© Tom Harville, 2005

Bloom

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Bloom

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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