Sunday, March 18, 2018

Friday flower: Amaryllis

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Plants of the genus Amaryllis are known as belladonna lily, Jersey lily, naked lady, amarillo, Easter lily in Southern Australia or, in South Africa, March lily due to its propensity to flower around March. This is one of numerous genera with the common name "lily" due to their flower shape and growth habit. However, they are only distantly related to the true lily, Lilium.

1 comment:

betty-NZ said...

My first thought was 'naked ladies' but whatever it's called, it certainly is gorgeous!