Hymenocallis occidentalis; was RE: Spring Flowers outdoors and Hymenocallis in the Greenhouse

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Wed, 12 Apr 2006 12:00:08 PDT
There are several species of Hymenocallis that grow in flowing water.  The 
toughest to grow in cultivation is probably H. coronaria.  It grows in a 
few spots in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, but is very rare now and 
likely to go extinct one of these years.

H. choctawensis grows in swamps in southern Louisiana, Mississippi, and 
Alabama, to the Florida panhandle.  H. crassifolia is another, and perhaps 
H. franklinensis.

The definitive work on North American Hymenocallis is currently Gerald 
Smith, Flora of North America, vol. 26, pp. 283-293.

Jim Shields

At 02:34 PM 4/12/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>I've seen photos of Hymenocallis growing in the flowing water of shallow
>streams somewhere - maybe in the Carolinas. Which species would that be?

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