Common name: Yellow Rain Lily, Yellow Fairy Lily, Yellow Zephyr Lilies
Botanical name: Zephyranthes citrina Family: Amaryllidaceae (amarlyllis family)
Synonyms: Zephyranthes sulphurea
The one-inch, lemon yellow flowers of this rain lily spring forth in late
summer, at the time when many gardens benefit from a shot of fresh color.
These yellow blooms face upwards and flare open, giving them a cheerful
Zephyranthes are commonly called rain lilies since they often come into bloom
after it rains. From the Amaryllidaceae family, they are native to the
southeastern United States, Central America, and South America. Most are
spring or summer flowering.
A delightful effect can be produced by planting the species in the grass. The
splashing yellow expanse of flowers looks fascinating. It is useful
as a border plant in front of the shrubberies and can decorate windows when in
shallow pots or bowls. The propagation is by bulbs.
|Photographed at Humayun Tomb, Delhi & Manipur. |