Plant ID forum: Spider Lily (Hymenocallis littoralis)

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 16, 2011 8:16 PM CST
I can't figure out WHICH one this is. caribaea? maybe?

I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Dec 17, 2011 7:50 AM CST
Hard to say which it is Ann, there's a few which look much the same so an educated guess is the best I can do.

Hymenocallis littoralis looks a good contender, it has similar drooping tepals, has several flowers per stem and is a warm climate species. Is yours evergreen? Comparing the habit and length of the sepals as well as the size and shape of the corolla it seems to fit best but I can't be certain.

http://www.bulbsociety.org/GALLERY_OF_THE_WORLDS_BULBS/GRAPH...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymenocallis_littoralis

http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Hymenoca...

More on IBS..

http://www.bulbsociety.org/GALLERY_OF_THE_WORLDS_BULBS/GRAPH...

It looks to be one which is commonly sold, along with H. x festalis ..

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Hymenocallis_sp.htm

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 17, 2011 3:44 PM CST
Janet, you did it again! I agree now that you found links so I can see the photos that it is H. littoralis. I tried & tried to get links for photos & could only find a few which didn't have nearly all of them. I don't know how you manage to get these links you do but I sure am glad!

Having the plant in my yard then I was able to look at the photos you provided links for & THEN it was easy to ID it.

Once again.... Janet Super Sleuth to the rescue!

I'll put it in the DB this evening.

Stay tuned ---- I have a complete mystery to me I will post this evening. Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Dec 17, 2011 4:08 PM CST
Well ya know Ann, I now have my own personalised google. When it sees me coming the little google men say, here she comes guys, give her what she wants or we will never see the end of her. Rolling on the floor laughing

Ooooh I like mysteries. Hilarious!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 17, 2011 5:34 PM CST
I know. They're your favorite kind! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing You terrier you.

I have to download (upload?) them to my computer first. Actually there are 2 complete mysteries.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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