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Swamp Lily Crinum americanum

The Swamp Lily is found throughout the southeastern United States.  It is native to Florida and is found throughout most of Florida south to Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.  The plants are found along swamp or pond margins and creek banks.

This plant is a perennial herb that blooms from spring through fall.  The leaves are up to four feet long and three inches wide. The flower stalk is separate from the leaves.  From two to six white flowers occur at the top of the stalk.  They have six separate petals and are quite fragrant.

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