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Hymenocallis littoralis

Hymenocallis littoralis or the Beach Spider Lily[s] is a plant species of the genus Hymenocallis, with large white flowers.

Hymenocallis littoralis is a bulbous perennial herb. It ranges in height from 60-70cm (36 inches). It requires sunlight to partial shade for proper growth and blooms from mid-summer to late autumn with white flowers. It may be grown aquatically.[1]

Hymenocallis littoralis is native to coastal regions of southern Mexico and Central America, and also two wild populations are reported to have been found along the west coast of Florida. The tepals are adnate (attached to) the staminal cup. Each flower's tube is 14 to 17 cm (5 to 7 inches) long or longer.

The plant bulb is 7-10 cm (3-4 inches) in diameter. With age, the bulb develops a neck that reaches 4-5 cm in diameter (up to 2 inches). The flowers are large, white, vanilla scented, and sessile.


[s] - The plant is also called a "beach spiderlily".
  1. ^ Garden Bulbs for the South, Scott Ogden, 2007, page 226, ISBN 0881928135, webpage: Books-Google-MC.


  • "PLANTS Profile for Hymenocallis littoralis (beach spiderlily)", USDA, 2009, web: USDA-HL8.
  • "PlantFiles: Detailed information on Variegated Beach Spider Lily", January 2009, web: DGarden-791.


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