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An underground shoot with thickened leaf bases
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Nerine
Family Amaryllidaceae
Name Nerine Spp.
Featured Plant May 2011
Etymology
Nerine Named after Nerine, the water nymph of Greek mythology.

Pictures:
Pink Nerine
Red Nerine
  See also:  Bulbs, Corms & Tubers

This clump forming bulb flowers in autumn, when not many other plants are in flower. Each bulb produces one flower stem that opens to about a dozen flowers. An established clump looks stunning!

 Pink Nerine


Flower
Name Nerine bowdenii
Common Name Spider Lily
Etymology
bowdenii Named after Athelstan Hall Cornish-Bowden, who had sent bulbs of the plant to England from South Africa.

This nerine produces pink flowers.



Bud

Flowers

Flowers

Spontaneous Germination

The large Nerine seeds will germinate in the absence of water and a growing medium.

Spontaneous Germination

Spontaneous germinated seedlings, showing shrivelled seeds and swollen bulbs, with beginnings of roots.

 Red Nerine


Flower
Name Nerine sarniensis
Common Name Spider Lily
Etymology
sarniensis From Guernsey (Latinised), Sarina is the Roman name for Guernsey.

This red nerine flowers earlier than the pink variety. The flowers are are larger but there are fewer on the flowering stem.


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