Right on time - August Rain Lily aka Zephyranthes candida in the #garden of #chapelhillgardenclub member @charthomann Must add more of these, they bring such delight! "Zephyranthes candida, commonly called rain lily, is a bulbous perennial that is native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America. In the wild, plants often burst into bloom immediately following periods of significant rain, hence the common name. Crocus-like, 1-2”, white flowers, sometimes blushed with pink, bloom singly atop upright stems rising 4-10” tall above a tuft of outward-spreading, narrow, grass-like, green leaves. Bloom appears in late summer to early fall.
Genus name comes from the Greek words zephyros meaning the west wind and anthos meaning a flower because it is native of the Western hemisphere.
Specific epithet means pure white or shining."
~thanks Missouri Botanical Garden.