Sunday, July 25, 2010

naked lady ~ 07/25/10 ~ Manzanita Park

naked lady
Amaryllis belladonna
Amaryllidaceae (formerly Liliaceae) 
 
Is it August yet? I saw the striking pink of a couple belladonna lilies already blooming here in town. And, yes, I prefer to call them naked ladies, because it's so much more fun to make people look. Hopefully, this next month, I'll take a better picture of them in full bloom compared to last year. Interesting to note, those pretty red and white striped flowers grown for the winter holidays are not actually in the Amaryllis genus; they belong in Hippeastrum.

2 comments:

John W. Wall said...

I noticed these in San Francisco -- in the Presidio near the Officer's Club where we checked out the annual watercolor art show. Many were naked, but a few were already in bloom.

Nature ID said...

How was the watercolor show?