Category: Nature Photography
Posted: July 31, 2019

Jersey Lilies ~Amaryllis belladonna

Jersey Lilies

by Susan F. M. T. Interested in this? Contact The Artist

I found these beautiful lilies growing in my friend's garden last Saturday. The Jersey Lily ~ Amaryllis belladona It is a neophyte introduced from South Africa and grown in UK gardens and bulb fields of the Scilly & Channel Islands.It has escaped and become naturalised on waste ground and in sandy places. Jersey Lily is a striking, bulbous, herb growing up to 60cm. The flowers appear before the leaves.The flower stem is thick and robust. The flowers are up to 10cm across and consist of 6 pink tepals. The lower 3 tepals are fused to form a trumpet shape. There are 6 stamens with pink filaments and large, creamy-yellow anthers.The long style and the lobed stigma are also pink. The leaves are green, flat, up to 3cm wide and 45cm long. Susan
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