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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Ala., Fla., Ga., Md., Miss., N.C., S.C., Va.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Leaf blade shiny green, to 8 mm wide. Spathe (2–)2.2–3.2(–3.6) cm. Flowers erect to slightly inclined; perianth mostly white, sometimes tinged or veined pink, more so with age, funnelform, (5.5–)6.6–9(–10) cm; perianth tube green, (0.8–)1–2(–2.1) cm, increasing in diam., less than 1/4 perianth length, ca. 1/2 (1/3–2/3) filament length, ca. 1/2 (1/3–3/4) spathe length; tepals usually reflexed; stamens diverging, appearing equal; filaments filiform, (2.9–)3.2–4.4(–4.7) cm; anthers 3–6(–8) mm; style longer than perianth tube; stigma 3-fid, exserted more than 2 mm beyond anthers; pedicel (0–)0.4–1.6(–3.4) cm, usually shorter than spathe. 2n = 24.
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Ecology

Habitat

Rich, mixed forests, moist clearings, meadows, moist to wet pastures, coastal plains, piedmonts; 0--700m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering/Fruiting

Flowering mid winter--spring (Jan--May).
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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Zephyranthes atamasca

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.

Its native range extends from Florida north to southern Virginia and west to Mississippi.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b 1. Zephyranthes atamasca (Linnaeus) Herbert, Flora of North America
  • Garden Bulbs for the South (1994)
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Names and Taxonomy

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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