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Zephyranthes atamasca

This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Onion-like bulb

Bulbous, perennial herb; leaves long and slender; flower solitary, terminal on a naked stem, white or pinkish, 6-parted, funnel-shaped; fruit a capsule

Cultivars:
Tags:
#native#bulb#poisonous#perennial#white flowers#meadow#wet sites#lily
Cultivars:
Tags:
#native#bulb#poisonous#perennial#white flowers#meadow#wet sites#lily
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zephyranthes
    Species:
    atamasca
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Distribution:
    Eastern USA
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 2 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    3 in. erect, waxy, lily-like white flowers that turn pink with age; borne singly
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Near Septic
    Riparian
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    May be fatal if eaten. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids lycorine and others
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Stems