String Lily
(American Swamp Lily - Seven Sisters Lily)
Crinum americanum
Liliaceae (Lily) Family

Plant is an upright, smooth perennial from a bulb. Preferred habitat is marshes and swamps. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are mostly basal; linear; no teeth and no lobes; larger leaves at base of plant become reduced upward the stem.

Flower is a white umbel subtended by a spathe. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

String Lily is easily transplanted to a low area where plenty of water is nearby. Some folks use them around fish and duck ponds in the domestic garden where they flower from new growth as many as three times a year.

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