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Hymenocallis pygmaea Traub. Pygmy Spiderlily, Waccamaw Spiderlily. Phen: May-Jun; Jun-Jul. Hab: Banks of blackwater rivers. Dist: Se. NC south to ne. SC, perhaps endemic to the Waccamaw and Pee Dee river drainages, where locally abundant.

ID notes: Strikingly different in appearance from H. crassifolia.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA26, K3, K4, Smith & Garland (2003); = n/a – RAB; < Hymenocallis palmeri S.Watson – K1; < Hymenocallis sp. ? – GW1

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 5

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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