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Crinum americanum

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Crinum americanum, commonly called Florida crinum lily, southern swamp lily or spider lily, is a tender perennial bulb in the Amaryllis family.  It is native to wetlands, swamps, marshes, wet hammocks, and stream banks from South Carolina to Florida and along the Gulf coast to Texas.  The species grows in small groups in still water habitats, prefers a water depth of 1-6 in., but will grow up to a 12 in. depth.  Plant ina  5 gallon pot; sun to partial shade.

Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Crinum
    Species:
    americanum
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Water Plant
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No