Alternate name: Rain Lily
Family: Liliaceae, Lily view all from this family
Description Carolina Spiderlily is a smooth, fleshy or succulent perennial,1 1/2-2 1/2 ft. tall. Fragrant, white, spider-like, blossoms, up to 7 in. across, occur in clusters of up to six at the top of leafless stalks. The leaves are pale-green, shiny, and up to 2 ft. long.
Flower March - May (in south); June - September (in north).
Flower March - May (in south); June - September (in north)
Habitat Swamps; moist fields; bottomlands.
Range S. Indiana to s. Missouri, south to North Carolina and Georgia, west to Texas and Oklahoma.
Comments One bulb will multiply to form a dense clump. Good in wet, boggy settings and in water gardens. Foliage dies back in mid-summer.
Exposure Preference Sun to partial shade.
Native Distribution S. Indiana to s. Missouri, s. to the Gulf
Site Preference Swamps; moist fields; bottomlands
Soil Preference Sandy, wet soils.
Wildlife Value Poisonous to many animals.