Crinum americanum (Swamp Lily)

Crinum americanum, commonly known as the Swamp Lily, Southern Swamp Lily, String Lily, or Crinum Lily, is a wildflower native to the United States across nine states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas and is part of the Liliacea family.

Crinum americanum is a bright and beautiful flower with long strap-like leaves that can reach up to 3 feet in height. The flowers have six petals range from white to pink in color and can reach up to 6 inches in diameter. The flowers are fragrant and emit a sweet smell that is irresistible to butterflies and pollinators alike.

These stunning wildflowers grow best in moist, wet soil, like swamps or ditches, where they will remain evergreen throughout the year. They prefer areas with partial shade but can also tolerate full sun. Crinum americanum plants can be propagated by division or seed, or purchased in nurseries around Texas and the surrounding states.

Wildflower lovers should consider adding Crinum americanum to their landscape for a unique and beautiful addition that is sure to draw butterflies, bees, and other pollinators to keep their garden strong!

Crinum americanum Information

Common NamesPlains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed, Golden Wave, Calliopsis
Native to USAAL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV ,WY
Introduced to USAHI
Native to CanadaAB, BC ,MB, ON, QC, SK
SizeAbout 3 feet long

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