Chassahowitzka River: 2009, June 20 » Crinum americanum

Posted: June 21, 2009 by Jeff Fabiszewski | Full size is 816 × 612 pixels

Florida swamp lily

Swamp lily is an emersed plant that is frequently found growing in swamps, marshes, and wet hammocks. It is a fragrant native. There are four species of Crinum in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). Swamp lily is found in the southeastern U.S. (Kartesz, 1999).

The swamp lily is a perennial herb with an onionlike bulb. The leaves are erect to spreading. Leaves are straplike, to three feet long. The leaves are to three inches wide. Swamp lily flowers arise from the bulb on a long flower stalk that is separate from the leaves. The flowers have six petals and are white or white and pink.

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