Plant ID forum: Madonna Lily?

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Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 25, 2016 4:30 PM CST
Last one today from Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC. It was growing in a field near a pond, not in an actual garden, if that helps. If you notice the ones behind the main one there's a pink tint to the petals. I believe those are older flowers, where this one had only bloomed recent...not sure if that helps either. Thank you for any an all help!!

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 5:01 PM CST
I don't know Lilies but it looks like Lily (Lilium candidum) to me. Hopefully others who grow that one will be along with confirmation.
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Jul 25, 2016 5:23 PM CST
Dont think it's a lilium nor a crinum. The flower has the wrong stigma.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 5:26 PM CST
Thanks Calin ... hopefully someone will be able to identify it. I wonder if it could be an Amaryllis (Amaryllis) ?

Hopefully someone will recognize it before long and give an ID.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jul 25, 2016 10:33 PM CST

That stigma not belongs to Lilium. And that stamen also not belongs to Amaryllis. Remind me to Zephyranhus or Cyrtanthus.

Hmm.... let me think for awhile Smiling
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 25, 2016 11:37 PM CST
Zephyranthes candida - Rain Lily.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 26, 2016 8:54 AM CST
LOL, don't know why I never thought of Zephyranthes, I have a few that pop up around here on occasion: Rain Lily (Zephyranthes candida)
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jul 26, 2016 9:24 AM CST
Yes. They look so close to Zephyranthes. But i still confuse about the stamen. It looks longer than common rain lily. And that pinkish colors. Maybe a hybrid ?

Searching on internet, i think the closest species with that long stamen is Zephyranthes atamasca.

Just to make sure, Dawne, can you tell us how tall the plant is ? Flower size ? Is the flower come singly on each scape or some flower together at single scape ?

I am sorry to make you all confuse too... Confused
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 26, 2016 9:52 AM CST
I don't know one from the other but Dawne's flower sure is pretty whichever Rain Lily it might be.
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Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 26, 2016 2:17 PM CST
It was a single flower on each tall stem. Some blooms were close to the ground, but others came up tall not quite to my knees. And the pink wasn't a prominent as that Argentine Rain Lily. It was just a very slight tint of it. It seemed like the older blooms had it more then the newer ones. And they are very white white white.
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jmorth
Jul 26, 2016 2:32 PM CST
Rain Lily (Zephyranthes candida)
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Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 26, 2016 2:43 PM CST
Me not being an expert on flowers have probably a crazy question...the petals on the Zephyranthes candida (I did look at the photos of that flower) are mostly turned up, the ones in my photo are turned down. Does that make a difference? Hope that doesn't make me sound completely loony about this!! hee hee
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jul 26, 2016 3:06 PM CST
My bad. I was commenting on the wrong photo
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 26, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Its the Rain Lily population in that location. There are subtle differences between populations but they always have certain characteristics. In this case, the give-away for me was the bright orange/yellow stamens and the white Pistil coming up on the outside of the stamens.

It would help (at least me) if you could also show photos of the leaves and give us an idication of size. I think the ID of this plant would have come faster with that information.

Loving your photos, though.

Daisy

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