Posts Tagged ‘lycoris’

Spider Lily (Hurricane Lily) – Identification

Q: Can you identify these flowers? They are growing in my son’s yard out of his liriope. A: It’s spider lily, Lycoris radiata, sometimes called hurricane lily because the blooms appear during hurricane season. It’s always a surprise to see...


Naked Ladies (Surprise Lily, Lycoris squamigera)

My driving companion in Cincinatti was quite discomfitted when I suddenly shouted “There are naked ladies by the sidewalk! Pull over so I can take a picture!” Dutifully, she turned around and returned to the place we’d just passed. Peeking...