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Wildflowers

Red Spider Lily

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Lycoris radiata

Common Names: Red Spider Lily

Description

A member of the amaryllis family the red spider lilly blooms in early fall before the leaves fully appear. Leaves are long with a pale central stripe and last until early spring. Originally from China, the plant was introduced into Japan and the United States.

The bulbs are very poisonous.

Bloom Color(s): red

Plant Height: to 24 inches

Duration: Perennial

Leaf Retention: deciduous

Bloom Period: October to November

Plant Family: Liliaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb