Swamp Lily in bloom at Fakahatchee Strand
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – FAKAHATCHEE STRAND, FL
Swamp Lily is one of the species from the genus Crinum and the family Amaryllidaceae, a lily-like perennial plants that includes about 180 species. Crinum have large showy flowers on leafless stems, and develop from bulbs. Swamp lilies, as their name suggest, are often found along the sides of streams and lakes in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide, including South Africa. They are often cultivated for the attractive flowers. Crinum leaves are basal, typically long and strap-shaped, with colors ranging from light green to green.