Crinum americanum var. americanum

Synonyms: Crinum herbertianum Schultes f. Crinum strictum Herbert Crinum texanum L. S. Hannibal
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 279. Mentioned on page 277, 278.

Leaves slightly shorter than scape; blade pale green. Umbels 2–5-flowered.

Phenology: Flowering late winter–autumn (all year in Fla).
Habitat: Swamps, marshes, stream banks
Elevation: 0–100 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., S.C., Tex.


Variety americanum is the most widespread and abundant Crinum in the United States. It is quite variable, particularly in the size of floral parts and width of leaves.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Walter C. Holmes +
Linnaeus +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, S.C. +  and Tex. +
0–100 m +
Swamps, marshes, stream banks +
Flowering late winter–autumn (all year in Fla). +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Crinum herbertianum +, Crinum strictum +  and Crinum texanum +
Crinum americanum var. americanum +
Crinum americanum +
variety +