White flower – Pond

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Date Photo Taken: 11/05/2012
Location: Whitfield County, Georgia
Posted By: katammons


This plant is growing in my garden pond at a depth of approximately 14 inches. I found it in southwest Georgia, along a small creek on my in-law’s property.


  1. Buck Unregistered says:

    This is a “rain lily” – Zephyranthes atamasco.

    November 17th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
  2. katammons Unregistered says:

    I have rain lilies and this does not look like the rain lilies. The petals are more narrow on this plant than the rain lily.

    November 18th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    If this is growing in a garden pond would this be Zephyranthes atamasco? From the Floridata site regarding Zephyranthes atamasco “These lovely lilies grow well in shade to part shade to full sun. Moisture: Atamasco lilies like a low, damp location, but won’t survive if the soil is constantly water logged.”

    November 18th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  4. stone Unregistered says:

    Looks like crinum.
    I’ve read that there are varieties that are native to Georgia rivers.
    Beautiful pond plant!
    I want an off-set for my pond!

    November 23rd, 2012 at 6:56 pm
  5. Ritchie Unregistered says:

    How tall is the plant? does it produce one flower per stem or a large stem that branches into multiple flowers? If it does it could be crinum americanum, which is also native to florida.

    November 24th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
  6. katammons Unregistered says:

    I think it is the crinum americanum. It has a large stem with multiple flowers. Each flower has 6 petals. It has been growing in my pond since the summer of 2010 and I now have at least two bulbs. It bloomed last year, but we were out of town and saw only seed pods when we returned. The flowers have been beautiful up until we had temperatures in the mid thirties and a cold wind Saturday, Nov 24. The water temperature is also quite chilly now, too.

    Thanks to all who helped to ID the plant!!

    November 26th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

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