Zephyranthes rosea Lindl.
Family: Amaryllidaceae
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Leaf blade dull green, to 5 mm wide. Spathe 2-2.8 cm. Flowers erect to slightly inclined; perianth rose pink, spreading, funnelform, 2.7-2.8 cm; perianth tube green, 0.2-0.3 cm, increasing in diam., ca. 1/10 or less of perianth length, ca. 1/5 filament length, ca. 1/8 spathe length; tepals not reflexed, distalmost not erect; stamens diverging, in 2 slightly subequal sets with anthers overlapping ca. 90 percent; filaments filiform, 1-1.7 cm; anthers 3-6 mm; style 1.8-2.7 cm, longer than perianth tube; stigma 3-fid, exserted ca. 1-5 mm beyond anthers; pedicel 1.5-3.2 cm, usually exceeding spathe. 2n = 24. Flowering spring--summer (Mar--Jul). Sandy loam; 0--50 m; introduced; Fla.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America. Zephyranthes rosea has been widely distributed horticulturally. It persists and is locally adventive in Florida.