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Zephyranthes grandiflora (Storm Lily, Flower of the West Wind)

Stormlelie [Afrikaans]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Amaryllidaceae

Originates from Central America and is a garden escape that has become established in coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal.

See KwaZulu-Natal Wildflowers by Elsa Pooley p. 348.

Text by Hamish Robertson