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First rain lily of 2012

The first rain lily I saw this year.

Picture by John S. Quarterman at Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 6 March 2012.

A small lily that grows only in counties along the Georgia-Florida border, and maybe in a few in Alabama: Treat’s Rain Lily, Zephyranthes atamasca var. treateiae. These days it’s classified as an amaryllis.


The Lilies of Spring

These are not your average lily. They only grow in counties in south Georgia and north Florida along the state line, and maybe a few counties in Alabama. They’re Treat’s rain lily, Zephyranthes atamasca var. treateiae. It’s actually an amaryllis. You may know them as “those lilies you see in the ditch by the road.”

More pictures in the flickr set. Pictures by John S. Quarterman, Lowndes County, Georgia, 17 March 2011.

Also pictures from previous years.