Native lily

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Date Photo Taken: April, 2012
Location: Johns Creek Ga
Posted By: Johns Creek


Does anyone know the name of this native lily. It prefers shade and moist soil. It grows from a small bulb and the leaves are grass like. The leaves shoot up in Spring and it blooms in April. The plant vanishes in warm weather to return the following year.


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    April 16th, 2012 at 9:02 am
  2. Johns creek Unregistered says:

    The flower is not star of Bethlehem. The flowers are single. They do not bloom on a multi flower spike, and are much larger than star of Bethlehem. the leaves also lack the white stripe associated with star of Bethlehem.

    April 16th, 2012 at 10:39 am
  3. buck Unregistered says:

    This is a Rain Lily (Zephyranthes atamasco). It is also called an Atamasco Lily.

    April 16th, 2012 at 5:31 pm
  4. Johns creek Unregistered says:

    Thank you very much, Buck. You are correct! I looked up the atamasco lily on the Internet, and it matches my plant perfectly. The mystery has been solved. Thank you very much once again

    April 17th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

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