Atamasco Lily Zephyranthes atamasca (Linnaeus) HerbertEndangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)  -  Vulnerable  -  Worcester only  -  Coastal Plain only    Synonyms: Atamasco atamasca, Atamasco-lily, Rain Lily.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Asparagales   >   Family Amaryllidaceae   >   Genus Zephyranthes   


Atamasco Lilies reach their northern limit on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They are highly state rare and state endangered with a ranking of S1. There is only one population in Maryland. This unprotected population is found in rich alluvial soils at the headwater of a stream in coastal Worcester County. Maryland's population of Atatmasco Lily is the northern most known population (MD DNR, 2017).

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An Atamasco Lily blooming in Dixie Co., Florida (3/14/2006). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

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