Regularity: Regularly occurring
Life History and Behavior
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure
Zephyranthes atamasca, commonly known as the Atamasco Lily or more generally a Rain Lily, is native to the southeastern United States. It grows in swampy forests and coastal prairies, preferring acid boggy soils rich with leaf mold. Following the appearance of broad, grassy leaves in early winter, they bloom in March or April.
- Garden Bulbs for the South (1994)
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: The ICBN (Tokyo, 1994) accepts spelling "atamasca" for the species epithet and "Atamosco" for the genus synonym; though Gray's manual says that only "atamosco" should be used because it's based on an aboriginal name.
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