SWAMP LILY (Crinum asiaticum var. pedunculatum) – Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

SWAMP LILY (Crinum asiaticum var. pedunculatum)
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11 thoughts on “SWAMP LILY (Crinum asiaticum var. pedunculatum) – Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

  1. I’m not certain this is precisely the species we have, but we do have crinum lilies that are native. I’m still not back home and back to my routine, my home computer, and my books, but that comes later today, and I’ll be glad of it. I’m going to check this one out and see which species ours are. Sometimes their names stick better in my mind when I’m trying to identify one for a specific purpose, like comparing ours to yours.

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    1. I’d love to see your species to compare, Linda. Please post in the near future if you have any flowers or plants like ours as I find the similar species on the other side of the world fascinating.

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    1. It’s one of those plants that is best photographed as the flowers just start to bloom, Terry. They look horrible when they wilt, go brown and die. The first shot in this post is probably just after the buds open, whereas the last image is late in the flowering stage and I seem to remember having trouble working out which angle to photograph it from to form a nice shot.

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  2. We have a swamp lily in our garden, although not this variety as ours has a more traditional lily shaped trumpet flower. I’ve always found it mildly amusing how something so beautiful can have a name that suggests anything but beauty

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    1. This particular specimen in the Royal Botanic Gardens is in an ordinary flower bed, Candice, but about 12 feet from Nymphaea Lake (which is the smaller of the 2 lakes in the RBG), so while it looks very dry in summer, maybe there’s some seepage from the lake underground?

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