Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 15 taxa in the family Amaryllidaceae, Amaryllis family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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Common Name: Jonquil, Apodanthus Daffodil
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Narcissus jonquilla   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Narcissus jonquilla   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Narcissus jonquilla 044-01-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it . It is cultivated as an ornamental, persistent and naturalized in lawns, roadsides, woodland borders, and disturbed areas

Uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Daffodil
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Narcissus pseudonarcissus   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Narcissus pseudonarcissus   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Narcissus pseudo-narcissus 044-01-005   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it . It is cultivated as an ornamental and can be persistent and naturalized in lawns, roadsides, woodland borders, and disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Summer Snowflake
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Leucojum aestivum   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Leucojum aestivum ssp. aestivum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Leucojum aestivum 044-02-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it to be long persistent after cultivation, and perhaps spreading slightly

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Florida Spiderlily, Carolina Spiderlily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hymenocallis crassifolia   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
(?) (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis floridana   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hymenocallis crassifolia 044-03-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it in tidal marshes, margins of tidal guts, banks of blackwater rivers

Common (uncommon in NC, rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rocky-shoals Spiderlily, Catawba Spiderlily, Carolina Spiderlily, Cahaba Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hymenocallis coronaria   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis coronaria   FAMILY: Liliaceae
(?) (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hymenocallis occidentalis 044-03-002   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it in rocky river shoals, usually with Justicia americana & Podostemum ceratophyllum

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hammock Spiderlily, Woodland Spiderlily, Northern Spiderlily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in mesic soils of slopes and floodplain forests, gabbro and other calcareous upland flats

Uncommon in SC Piedmont & in GA, rare elsewhere in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Western Marsh Spiderlily, Louisiana Marsh Spiderlily
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Hymenocallis liriosme   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis liriosme   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, bottomlands, ditches

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Spring-run Spiderlily
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Hymenocallis rotata   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hymenocallis rotata   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in spring-runs

Rare, endemic to FL

Native: south of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Atamasco Lily, Rain-lily, Easter Lily, Naked Lily
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zephyranthes atamasco   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Zephyranthes atamasca var. atamasca   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zephyranthes atamasco 044-04-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests and adjacent road shoulders, wet meadows, sometimes in upland forests over mafic rocks

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Rain-lily, Treat's Zephyr-lily
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zephyranthes treatiae   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zephyranthes atamasca var. treatiae   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Atamasco Lily, Red-margined Atamasco Lily, Rain-lily
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zephyranthes simpsonii   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zephyranthes simpsonii   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zephyranthes simpsonii 044-04-002   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it in dry to dry-mesic sandy soils (usually with admixture of shell hash) of coastal fringe sandhills or mainland maritime forests, usually associated with Quercus hemispherica, on barrier islands or within about 10 km of the ocean (NC, SC), pine flatwoods (FL, GA)

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fall Rain-lily, Autumn Zephyrlily
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zephyranthes candida   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zephyranthes candida   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zephyranthes candida 044-04-003   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it to be persistent or spreading from cultivation

Rare

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Swamp-lily, String Lily, Seven-sisters
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Crinum americanum var. americanum   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Crinum americanum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Red Spider Lily, Hurricane Lily, Surprise Lily, Magic Lily
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Lycoris radiata var. radiata   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Lycoris radiata   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lycoris radiata 044-06-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it , especially in lawns around older homes. Cultivated and persistent (or slowly spreading locally)

Rare

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon Common Name: Snowdrop
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galanthus nivalis   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galanthus nivalis   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it to be persistent after cultivation

Rare

Non-native: southern & central Europe

 


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