April 27, 2017

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Pink Rain Lily

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocots
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae (The Lily family)
Botanical name: Zephyranthes carinata
Common Name: Pink Rain Lily
Habit: Perennial Herb

The genus Zephyranthes or Rain Lilies is a group of bulbous ornamental plants. For more info about Rosy Rain Lily or Z.rosea click Here and for White Rain Lily or Z.candida go Here. The beautiful pink flowers are somewhat larger compared to the Rosy Rain Lilies. 

Zephyranthes carinata
Zephyranthes carinata
Zephyranthes carinata
Zephyranthes carinata
Zephyranthes carinata
Zephyranthes carinata
Zephyranthes carinata
Zephyranthes carinata

The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view.
Location: My home garden at Kottayam, Kerala

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