Lycoris identification

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:08:57 PDT
Frank,

	I think Tony is right about the ID.  This is a naturally occurring hybrid from Japan. Although it’s origins are unknown, based on its genes it might be a combination of L. traubii and L. sanguinea, both Japanese natives.  It is one of the fall foliage types, sterile and suited to warmer climates.

	If these are just ‘wasting away’ I’d sure mount a rescue and either put them in the garden or share with friends.		Good luck.		Jim W. 



On Sep 15, 2014, at 4:11 PM, Tony Avent <Tony@plantdelights.com> wrote:

> This is a fairly typical form of Lycoris x elsiae.  
> 
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> It is "Spider lily" season once again in north Louisiana and I have been cruising the old neighborhoods to see if the lycoris is blooming yet. Nothing much since we need rain, but I did spy this growing in the shade. I have never seen  any other lycoris here except a few of the yellow sorts. This stood out obviously in a dark corner of a vacant lot, of which we have many. It must have been planted long ago probably sometime before the 60's, the houses torn down and the neighborhood in a sad state.
> Is it a discrete species or a hybrid? 
> Obviously I do not know what the foliage looks like, I will go back and take a look in about a week or so. The stem is about 20in and there are 6 flowers in the inflorescence, these have recently sprung up and there another bud just emerging- about 6 stems in the lonely clump. Any ideas as to species?
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