Thanks Alani. Your opinion confirms mine but I needed it checked because I've never seen H. liriosme in the flesh and I lost latifolia to our Chicago-area winters. I was foolhardy in trying it outside without having a spare in the house. . ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alani Davis" <email@example.com> To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:00 PM Subject: Re: [pbs] Hymenocallis liriosme > *"Does anyone know how liriosme is distinguished from latifolila in > reality?* > *unless liriosme tolerates more water st its roots?*" > > This may be helpful: > http://efloras.org/florataxon.aspx/… > > I would consider C. liriosme more water tolerant because it will grow year > round with its roots submersed while H. latifolia does not seem to like it > that wet year round though it can be quite tolerant of partial submersion > during active growth. Of course if both can be grown much drier as well. > H.