White Rain Lily
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White Rain Lily
aturalized Herb Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: White Rain Lily, Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Rain Lily
Botanical name: Zephyranthes candida    Family: Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family)
Synonyms: Amaryllis candida, Amaryllis nivea, Zephyranthes nivea

White Rain Lily is a perennial herb, up to 20 cm tall, with Corcus-like white flowers, about 4 cm across, with green throat, and prominent yellow stamens. The flowers are borne singly atop upright stems above a tuft of outward-spreading narrow grass-like green leaves. Leaves are a deep glossy green and measure 3 mm wide. The leaf-like bract is 1.8 to 4 cm. White Rain Lily is native to South America including Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental and reportedly naturalized in many places like South Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Delhi & Imphal.

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