|Scientific Name||Crinum bulbispermum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CRBU2|
|Common Name||Hardy Swamp Lily||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||182712|
|Description||Habitat: Moist areas along marshes, ditches, streambanks and roadsides that dry out in winter.
Plant: Perennial from a large bulb; scapose (without leaves on the flowering stem); scape 16 to 30 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal, thick, smooth and linear and lorate (strap-like) leaves, 20 to 32 inches long and 1.2 to 2 inches wide.
Inflorescence: Fragrant large flowers in an umbel of 5-10 flowers at the top of the scape; inflorescence subtended by 2 membranous lanceolate bracts; each funnel-shaped blossom 4-1/2 inches long and nearly as wide; colors range from solid white to pink, or white with a central red or pink stripe.
Bloom Period: Spring and summer.
References: ."Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, Alabama Plant Atlas and SEINet
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Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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