Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
August Rain Lily, White Zephyr Lily, Peruvian Swamp-Lily,
White Fairy Lily, Autumn Zephyr Lily
Amaryllis candida, John Lindley, 1823.
nivea, Schult. & Schult. f. 1830.
candida, Raf. 1836.
Argyropsis candida, M. Roem.
Atamosco candida, Sasaki, 1928.
Zephyranthes nivea, D.Dietr.
This member of the
Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by William Herbert in
1826. It is found
Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two
and a half
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 or even 30 centimetres in
flowers are white with a green centre.
The genera name is derived from
the Green Ζέφυρος Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind,
and ἄνθος anthos, meaning 'flower', referring to the slender
stalks , a classical name compounded to indicate the
western origin. The species name means 'white, glittering' for the