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Zephyranthes atamasco (Linnaeus) Herbert. Common Atamasco-lily. Phen: Feb-Apr; Apr-Jun. Hab: Bottomland forests and adjacent road shoulders, wet meadows, sometimes in upland forests over mafic rocks. Dist: Se. and sc. VA south to n. FL, west to s. MS.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: The correct spelling of the epithet is apparently ‘atamasco’; a conservation proposal (to resolve the uncertainty) has been made and will likely be accepted.

Synonymy: = C, F, G, GW1, RAB; = Atamosco atamasco (L.) Greene – S, S13; = Hippeastrum atamasco (L.) Christenh. & Byng – Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng (2018); = n/a – Tat; = Zephyranthes atamasca (L.) Herb. – FNA26, K3, K4, Va, orthographic variant; = Zephyranthes atamasca (L.) Herb. var. atamasca – K1, WH3, orthographic variant

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (name change)

Heliophily ?: 4

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: zephyranthes atamasca, montezuma bluffs natural area, macon county, georgia 3 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Zephyranthes atamasca, Tributary to Four Hole Creek, Calhoun County, South Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Grant Morrow Parkins | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Zephyranthes atamasco, Brown's Mount, cliffs, Bonds Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Bibb County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Zephyranthes atamasca, Richland County, South Carolina 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce Sorrie | Original Image ⭷

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