The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threatening horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.
~English poet-William Blake
Crinum moorei ( Crinum Lily)
Is one of the larger members of the world-wide tropical to temperate ornamental lily family, Amaryllidaceae. It is related to the amaryllis, but is rarely seen in your typical garden center. The large bulb (up to 200 mm in diameter) of C. moorei rests just under the surface of the soil but has a an elongate neck which protrudes a further 200-300 mm above ground. The long, flat, dark green leaves (up to 1 m long and about 200 mm wide), emerge in a rosette from the neck which also produces a long flowering stalk in summer of 1.2 m or more, topped by 5-10 large, open, white to pale pink flowers. The bulbs are large and long lived. Most crinum originated in Africa and it is thought that many were brought over during the slave trade. (.info. from Google)
Crinum Lilies... my new favorites.
I clipped some and arranged them in my glassware for Pink Saturday
I photographed these just after a lite shower.
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