A red magic lily from Lauren in SC

Amazing color, randomly scattered across my property. About 1.5 ft off ground, hummingbirds have been visiting.
What is the name of this beauty?
Thanks so much


Hi Lauren,

this is a garden, non-native, species called Lycoris radiata, the red magic lily, or red spider lily.  It is a type of amaryllis, and it produces flowers long after the leaves are gone, so it seems unexpected.  It may appear native, but someone once planted it there – it does not seem to escape.  The color is wonderful!


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist  SCNPS


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