Plant (Exotic): Storm Lily (zephranthes grandiflora)

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Plant (Exotic): Storm Lily (zephranthes grandiflora)

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I am still trying to find out what those pink flowers are at Orpen Camp next to the coffee kiosk. I stupidly didnt take a pic of them but am hoping that someone else has seen them and knows what they are. They were flowering last Sunday when we were on our way to Satara.
Thin strappy type leaves, pale pink flowers with faces upturned, not like a crinum with trumpet downturned flowers.
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

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YES!!!!!!!!! A million thanks to Michele from Skukuza Nursery who came back to me and said she thought it MIGHT be a storm lily, but she wasnt too sure. Looked it up on Google and BINGO. Latin name zephranthes grandiflora (or some refer to it as zephranthes carinata).
Beautiful pink flowers - was amazed to see that they are not indigenous but originate from Mexico or Gautemala.
Thanks to all mites for your interest in trying to help me ID them.
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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

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Hi Guys,

We took these pictures at Orpen on 28 December. Are they the flowers you are talking about?
We too would like to know what they are. Very delicate and pretty.

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Re: Flower ID needed - Orpen Camp

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Those are storm lilies Dave, I have some in my garden. MIL is convinced that they do predict rain. It's been raining so much lately that I don't have a chance of testing that theory. :lol:
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