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8 most common species:
Zephyranthes
Fairy lilies
The tropics-loving fairy lilies grow from hardy bulbs that have naturalized in many parts of the Western Hemisphere. One odd trait Rain lilies share is that their star-shaped flowers come into bloom after it rains, hence the common name. With their array of flower colors, sweet fragrance, and synchronous blooming, these plants have become a popular option among gardeners and breeders.
Sternbergia
Winter daffodils
Ammocharis
Ammocharis
Tulbaghia
Wild garlic
Wild garlic are bulbous, stemless flowering plants with a characteristic garlic-like smell (no wonder since they are closely related to garlic and onions). They have traditionally been used as food, fodder, ornamentals, and medicinal plants. Another curious trait of wild garlic is that the seeds of dry habitat species have coats that quickly take up water, while those from boggy habitats have seeds with water-resistant coats.
Apodolirion
Apodolirion
Pancratium
Pancratium
Pancratium are a genus of plants with elaborate and fragrant white flowers that make them highly popular ornamentally. These flowers have a long history of cultivation and were featured in ancient frescoes found in Crete. Pancratium are arid climate specialists that grow in sandy habitats across their native Eurasia and Africa.
Haemanthus
Blood lilies
Native to Southern Africa, blood lilies bear large, globe-shaped flowers with dozens of red petals, creating one of the world's most spectacular seasonal blooms. Commonly called "Blood Lilies," they are named for their appearance of blood dripping on their sides. These plants thrive in rockeries and containers in both full sun and partial shade, and they can be propagated from seeds, bulb cuttings, and offsets. This makes them a popular choice in landscaping.
Cyrtanthus
Cyrtanthus
Cyrtanthus are popular house and bedding plants, valued for their fragrance and attractive blooms that are available in a variety of colors. They are perennials that grow from bulbs that can be deciduous or evergreen. Some members of this genus have been listed as vulnerable or endangered in their native regions due to habitat degradation and overgrazing.

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Fairy lilies
Zephyranthes
Fairy lilies
The tropics-loving fairy lilies grow from hardy bulbs that have naturalized in many parts of the Western Hemisphere. One odd trait Rain lilies share is that their star-shaped flowers come into bloom after it rains, hence the common name. With their array of flower colors, sweet fragrance, and synchronous blooming, these plants have become a popular option among gardeners and breeders.
Winter daffodils
Sternbergia
Winter daffodils
Ammocharis
Ammocharis
Ammocharis
Wild garlic
Tulbaghia
Wild garlic
Wild garlic are bulbous, stemless flowering plants with a characteristic garlic-like smell (no wonder since they are closely related to garlic and onions). They have traditionally been used as food, fodder, ornamentals, and medicinal plants. Another curious trait of wild garlic is that the seeds of dry habitat species have coats that quickly take up water, while those from boggy habitats have seeds with water-resistant coats.
Apodolirion
Apodolirion
Apodolirion
Pancratium
Pancratium
Pancratium
Pancratium are a genus of plants with elaborate and fragrant white flowers that make them highly popular ornamentally. These flowers have a long history of cultivation and were featured in ancient frescoes found in Crete. Pancratium are arid climate specialists that grow in sandy habitats across their native Eurasia and Africa.
Blood lilies
Haemanthus
Blood lilies
Native to Southern Africa, blood lilies bear large, globe-shaped flowers with dozens of red petals, creating one of the world's most spectacular seasonal blooms. Commonly called "Blood Lilies," they are named for their appearance of blood dripping on their sides. These plants thrive in rockeries and containers in both full sun and partial shade, and they can be propagated from seeds, bulb cuttings, and offsets. This makes them a popular choice in landscaping.
Cyrtanthus
Cyrtanthus
Cyrtanthus
Cyrtanthus are popular house and bedding plants, valued for their fragrance and attractive blooms that are available in a variety of colors. They are perennials that grow from bulbs that can be deciduous or evergreen. Some members of this genus have been listed as vulnerable or endangered in their native regions due to habitat degradation and overgrazing.
Spring starflowers
Ipheion
Spring starflowers
Spring starflowers are small flowering plants that grow from a bulb. They are noted for their pleasant aroma and distinct star-shaped flowers. Spring starflowers have been successfully hybridized and remain popular with horticulturalists for borders and container planting, providing spring interest. Interestingly, the leaves of many species of this genus emit a garlic-like scent if crushed.
Copperlily
Habranthus
Copperlily
Snowflakes
Leucojum
Snowflakes
Kukumakranka
Gethyllis
Kukumakranka
Crossyne
Crossyne
Crossyne
The leaves of crossyne grow in a radial arrangement around the top of the bulb, emerging from a flat slit. The leaves are a decorative dark green, coriaceous in texture and mottled or spotted beneath, especially near the base. The plant is strictly deciduous and endemic to a mainly winter-rainfall, partly semi-arid, region. There are two known species, both of which are native to Cape Province in South Africa.
Jacobean lily
Sprekelia
Jacobean lily
insmene
Hymenocallis
insmene
Insmene are flowering perennials native to warmer parts of the Americas. They grow in wet habitats like streambanks and marshes. Some insmene are cultivated in gardens for showy white, yellow, or greenish flowers that somewhat resemble daffodils or lilies with spider-shaped flowers – hence the common name "Spider lily." Because they prefer wet habitats, these plants make an excellent choice for soggy soils or to plant on the edges of ponds.
Nerines
Nerine
Nerines
Nerines are popular choices for gardeners and florists, since they are easy to grow in pots and gardens and are captivating in appearance. They produce extremely showy blooms that grow in bright red, purple, pink, orange, or white blooms. They grow from bulbs and sprout long stems that tend to grow in tight clusters.
Boophone
Boophone
Boophone
Boophone spread by seeds that form after the flowers are pollinated, breaking away from the plants when mature. The plants are often cultivated for garden use, prized for their attractive summer flowers and unique bulb. Seeds from the plants grow into large bulbs that protrude from the ground. The bulbs can live for several decades, producing new growth every year.
Spider Lilies
Lycoris
Spider Lilies
Spider Lilies are flowering perennial plants that grow from a bulb. The flowers can be red, white, yellow, or orange. A unique characteristic of these plants is that the leaves and the flowers never appear on the plant at the same time. Often used in flower arrangements for funerals, these plants have a long association with cemeteries and the afterlife.
Natal lilies
Clivia
Natal lilies
Natal lilies are flowering plants that grow from a bulb. The evergreen leaves grow low on the stalk and have a strap-like appearance. Leaves can be solid green or variegated, depending on the variety. These plants are often sold as houseplants and are treasured for their long-lasting blooms. Some species are poisonous, especially to small children.
Onions
Allium
Onions
The name onions can be applied to many plants including edible onions, garlic, leeks, and more. Popular as garden plants and also grown commercially, the flowers grow on tall stalks and both leaves and bulbs are usually edible. Onions offer both beauty to the garden and protection from critters; the leaves emit a garlic-like or onion-like fragrance that repels rodents and other pests.
Daffodils
Narcissus
Daffodils
Daffodils are flowering perennials that grow from a bulb. Their large white flowers with yellow, tube-shaped centers make them popular plants often sold in retail stores and garden centers. Flowers bloom in early spring and attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. This genus is a favorite of florists, with blossoms that can be used in cut flower arrangements or marketed as potted plants.
Amazon lily
Eucharis
Amazon lily
Amazon lily is a perennial with a bulb. Leaves are broad-stalked. The large showy white flowers are borne in an umbel of three to ten on an erect scape. The flowers resemble narcissus flowers in having a prominent central cup or corona, which is sometimes tinged with green. This genus includes about 15-20 species. Amazon lily is native to Central America and South America, from Guatemala south to Bolivia. Some species have become naturalized in Mexico, the West Indies, and scattered tropical islands.
Strumaria
Strumaria
Strumaria
Peruvian daffodils
Ismene
Peruvian daffodils
Snowdrops
Galanthus
Snowdrops
Acis
Acis
Acis
Rhodophiala
Rhodophiala
Rhodophiala
Rhodophiala is a genus of herbaceous, perennial and bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae). It consists of about 30 South American species distributed in southern Brazil, Argentina, and, specially, in Chile. Their narrow parallel-sided leaves are unlike that of Hippeastrum, more closely resembling that of Habranthus or Zephyranthes.
Griffinia
Griffinia
Griffinia
Crinum
Crinum
Crinum
Crinum are tropical and subtropical perennials that develop from bulbs. They are known for their large, showy, and fragrant flowers. The Latin name translates to 'white lily,' which is a perfect description as the lily-like blooms most often come in shades of white. These are popular plants for aquariums but can also be cultivated for landscaping and small gardens. They are easy to grow and are loved for their dramatic blooms.
Proiphys
Proiphys
Proiphys
Proiphys is a genus of herbaceous, perennial and bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. It includes 5 accepted species that are native to Southeast Asia, Papuasia, and Australia.
Blood lilies
Scadoxus
Blood lilies
Chandelier lily
Brunsvigia
Chandelier lily
Chandelier lily is a flowering plant. It contains about 20 species native to southeastern and southern Africa from Tanzania to Cape Province. Chandelier lily are tender bulbs, winter-growing and summer-dormant, generally flowering in early autumn. The plants are often gregarious with flowers that are brilliant scarlet, pink, or red.
Stenomesson
Stenomesson
Stenomesson
Eucrosia
Eucrosia
Eucrosia
Eucrosia is a genus of herbaceous, perennial and bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family distributed from Ecuador to Peru. The genus contains eight species. The leaves are deciduous, with characteristic long petioles and elliptical or ovate blades (laminae); they may or may not be present when the flowers are produced. The inflorescence is an umbel of 6–30 weakly to strongly zygomorphic flowers, tubular at the base, green, yellow or red in colour. The fruit is a capsule with three locules; the seeds are flattened and winged.
False allium
Nothoscordum
False allium
False allium comprise a genus of perennial plants that grow from a bulb. Some species are noxious weeds due to their vigorous spreading habit, while others are cultivated as ornamentals for their lovely yellow flowers. As the name suggests, these plants look similar to plants found in the genus Allium (which contains garlic and onion).
Lily of the Nile
Agapanthus
Lily of the Nile
Lily of the Nile are perennial plants with evergreen leaves. Flowers bloom in summer and can be blue or white. They are excellent plants for sunny gardens and can withstand semi-dry conditions. They are not as toxic as a lily plant, but the leaves' sap can irritate the skin. Standard and dwarf varieties make these plants versatile enough for any area of the garden.
Amaryllis
Amaryllis
Amaryllis
Amaryllis are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Amaryllis
Hippeastrum
Amaryllis
Amaryllis are flowering plants that are widely sold during the winter months as ready-to-bloom bulbs. The bulbs are large and fleshy and produce tall, wide leaves that are typically evergreen. The large flowers feature vivid colors of red and purple, making them highly desirable during the winter.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
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Fairy lilies
The tropics-loving fairy lilies grow from hardy bulbs that have naturalized in many parts of the Western Hemisphere. One odd trait Rain lilies share is that their star-shaped flowers come into bloom after it rains, hence the common name. With their array of flower colors, sweet fragrance, and synchronous blooming, these plants have become a popular option among gardeners and breeders.
Sternbergia
Winter daffodils
Ammocharis
Ammocharis
Tulbaghia
Wild garlic
Wild garlic are bulbous, stemless flowering plants with a characteristic garlic-like smell (no wonder since they are closely related to garlic and onions). They have traditionally been used as food, fodder, ornamentals, and medicinal plants. Another curious trait of wild garlic is that the seeds of dry habitat species have coats that quickly take up water, while those from boggy habitats have seeds with water-resistant coats.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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