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Author: William Herbert, 1826
Origin:  Argentine, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  25-30 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Rain Lily, August Rain Lily, White Zephyr Lily, Peruvian Swamp-Lily, White Fairy Lily, Autumn Zephyr Lily
Synonyms:  Amaryllis candida, John Lindley, 1823.
Amaryllis nivea,
 Schult. & Schult. f. 1830.
Plectronema candida
, Raf. 1836.
Argyropsis candida
, M. Roem. 1847.
Atamosco candida
, Sasaki, 1928.
Hippeastrum zephyranthum,
Zephyranthes nivea,

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by William Herbert  in 1826. It is found in Argentine, 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 height. The 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 flowers.