There is a brand new section in the Wildflowers Galleries today, and it is all about the close relative of the lily; the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae) of our North American native wildflowers. Because of their close genetic relations with the lily family (Liliaceae), they often have the word “lily” in their common names. The following images of native species of amaryllis I’ve photographed around the southeastern United States are proof of that. One thing all of these heat-loving beauties have in common is – they are all found growing in or next to water. Click any image to enlarge.

Called a lily – not really a lily.

More Images of Native Species of Amaryllis

                                                                                          

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Rich Leighton
December 29, 2014
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