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Date: 13 Aug 2020, Entry id: 1597311061-1

An unknown Florida native Swamp Lily?

Crinum americanum Punta Rassa Giant

by Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

This unknown Florida native form of Crinum americanum might actually represent an unpublished species! We have a few of these, they are very special and now nearly 2 years old plants.
This most beautiful and fragrant of Florida's native lilies, most commonly known simply as "Swamp Lily", has a very wide native range, extending from the Everglades northward across all of the Gulf states. While being wide-spread in distribution, natural colonies generally occur widely separated from one another, often by miles. Because isolation of breeding populations often leads to speciation due to intense in-breeding, many of these populations develop traits which make them distinct...