Crinum erubescens (South American swamp lily)



Crinum erubescens (South American swamp lily, String lily) is a species of flowering plant of the family Amaryllidaceae, native to Central and South America. The specific epithet erubescens is referring to its reddish scapes.

Crinum erubescens has wide, 76 cm long, glossy-green leaves forming large clump that spreads by means of a large underground rhizomes. It will make a large colony in moist soil. The inflorescence is an umbel consisting of several showy, fragrant white flowers which open over a short period, borne on top of a 90 cm tall red stalks with red scapes.

Propagation is by division of rhizomes.

Crinum erubescensCrinum erubescens
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Crinum erubescensCrinum erubescens
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authorshipFranz Xaver
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