Lycoris squamigera, the resurrection lily or surprise lily, is a plant in the amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[2] It is also sometimes referred to as naked ladies (a name used for several other plants). It is native to SE China and Korea[3]

Lycoris squamigera
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Lycoris
L. squamigera
Binomial name
Lycoris squamigera
  • Amaryllis hallii Baker
  • Hippeastrum squamigerum (Maxim.) H.Lév.

Description edit

Lycoris squamigera is an herbaceous plant with basal, simple leaves, which are not present when the flowers emerge from the crown. The leaves sprout and grow in the spring, then die back during June; flowers appear in late July or early August. The flowers are white or pink and fragrant. The flowers spring dramatically from the ground in mid to late summer; it usually takes only four to five days from first emergence to full bloom.[4] This suddenness is reflected in its common names: surprise lily, magic lily, and resurrection lily.

Flowers emerged, leaves are not present; two buds on short stem from ground – Chiba, Japan

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Maximowicz, Carl Johann. 1885. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 6: 79–80