Apr. 24, 2022

spring spiderlily, Hymenocallis liriosme

Finally, spiderlilies! Hoped to see some wild in the South for a long time. They just seem so exotic. But which one is it? A careful reading of descriptions of this and H. occidentalis can still leave you puzzled. Even the authors in Flora of North America note that herbarium specimens are hard to distinguish. But then the light dawns! It's spring! H. occidentalis blooms in the summer. Spring spiderlily grows in wetlands and along their borders in AL, AR, LA, MS, OK, and TX. Tyler Co TX, 4/16/22. Amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae.