Friday, August 17, 2012

A resuurection lily on the farm where I board Doc and Dallas.

Lycoris squamigera (resurrection lily) is a plant in the amaryllis family, Lycoris squamigera is believed to have originated in Japan or China.

The leaves sprout and grow in the spring, then die back during June. Then in late July or early August the flowers spring dramatically from the ground in mid to late summer; it usually takes only four to five days from first emergence to full bloom. This suddenness is reflected in its common names: surprise lily, magic lily, and resurrection lily. It is also sometimes referred to as naked ladies. In Japanese it is called 狐のかみそり (kitsune no kamisori) which means fox's razor.

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