Hymenocallis latifolia

COMMON NAME

Mangrove spider-lily or perfumed spider-lily

TYPE

Bulbs

FAMILY

Amaryllidaceae

NOTES

An evergreen bulbous perennial that typically grows to 2-3’ tall. Each bulb produces a basal clump of arching, linear, strap-shaped leaves (each leaf to 2 1/2’ long). Grown primarily for its fragrant showy white flowers.  Latifolia means ‘wide leafed’.  Salt tolerant.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Florida, Mexico, and the West Indies

NATIVE HABITAT

Beaches, sand dunes, mangrove swamps and other wetlands

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

theorangegardener.org



Hymenocallis latifolia