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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    09 / 21 / 2016

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Norcross

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Nancy Jones

Notes:

I found these growing wild & blooming — in SEPTEMBER–!– of a house about to be torn down in Suwanee. I dug up several (they grew from small bulbs or tubers) and planted them in my yard. They don’t come up until Fall, at which time they start like an Amaryllis, with the flower-stem and bud only, no leaves. The stem grows to a height of about 1-2 feet, then opens in these beautiful blooms that remind me of honeysuckle or wild azalea. What ARE they?

Comments

  • Innerwestwomble Unregistered says:

    Actually, I think these are nerrines. They grown a bunch of lovely glossy, strappy leaves over winter, get all their strength then die back ready to produce these gorgeous blooms in autumn. Nice work on rescuing them!

    September 27th, 2016 at 12:52am

  • Walter Reeves Master Identifier says:

    spider lily Lycoris

    September 25th, 2016 at 11:34am

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