Zephyranthes simpsonii


Fl. South. U.S. ed. 2 repr. 2, 696. 1892.

EndemicConservation concern
Synonyms: Atamosco simpsonii (Chapman) Greene (as simpsoni)
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 299. Mentioned on page 298.

Leaf blade dull green, to 4 mm wide. Spathe (1.7–)2–4(–4.2) cm. Flowers erect; perianth mostly white proximally, often strongly infused pink or purple distally, more so with age, funnelform, (4–)4.3–8.5(–10) cm; perianth tube green, (1.4–)1.6–3.3(–4) cm, increasing in diam., ca. 1/3 or more perianth length, ± equaling or seldom less than (3/4–11/4) filament length, ± equaling (2/3–11/4) spathe length; tepals slightly diverging, rarely reflexed; stamens diverging, appearing equal; filaments filiform, (1.5–)1.6–3(–3.2) cm; anthers 3–6(–8) mm; style longer than perianth tube; stigma 3-fid, usually among or below anthers, rarely exserted more than 1 mm beyond anthers; pedicel absent or to 0.6(–1.5) cm and shorter than spathe. 2n = 48.

Phenology: Flowering late winter–spring (Feb–May).
Habitat: Peaty-sandy soil, coastal plains, rarely piedmont
Elevation: 0–100 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., S.C.


Of conservation concern.

Although the perianth of Zephyranthes simpsonii was originally described as pale pink, white forms are quite common. Any of the North American white-flowered species of Zephyranthes may be variously flushed with pink, increasingly so with age.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Raymond O. Flagg +, Gerald L. Smith +  and Walter S. Flory† +
Chapman +
Atamosco +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Miss. +, N.C. +  and S.C. +
0–100 m +
Peaty-sandy soil, coastal plains, rarely piedmont +
Flowering late winter–spring (Feb–May). +
Fl. South. U.S. ed. +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Atamosco simpsonii +
Zephyranthes simpsonii +
Zephyranthes +
species +