White Lily of the Nile
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White Lily of the Nile
ntroduced Photo: Tabish
Common name: White Lily of the Nile
Botanical name: Agapanthus africanus f. albus    Family: Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family)

This is the white cousin of the more common Lily of the Nile. It is a perennial herb which is becoming common as a garden plant in colder areas in India. It sports beautiful, many flowered, rounded umbels of white trumpet shaped flowers atop a stout, long stalk. It flowers in late summer. The petals may have a slightly darker back. Leaves, arising from the base. are mainly evergreen, long and strap like in appearance. White Lily of the Nile comes from South Africa. Flowering: July-August.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
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