Plant ID forum: Mystery shade loving Plant

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Northern California
Oct 3, 2017 12:27 PM CST
I would love to know the name of the plant shown in the attached photo. I have watched it bloom each year with great admiration. It appears to be flourishing in shade and the foliage looks like it is between two and three feet tall with blossoms standing another foot or two above. It is growing at sea level very near the Northern California coast.
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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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Oct 3, 2017 10:43 PM CST
Something from Amaryllidacea for sure.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 5, 2017 12:39 PM CST
Susan, can you take a closer photo of the flowers? Are you seeing this in people's yards? Or out in the forest?
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Northern California
Oct 5, 2017 1:07 PM CST
I am a bit fearful of walking up to a stranger's yard to photograph the plant but I will think of ways I could do that. The plant is in the backyard of a house that is probably about 200-300 yards from the coastline south of San Francisco.

After reading the first response to my question I poured through my New Western Gardening book and internet photos of amaryllis family plants. I believe now that this plant is likely a crinum lily. To my great embarrassment I even have a few crinum lilies in my yard that are fairly juvenile and not similar in color and are probably not planted in sufficiently fertile soil.

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