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Spider lilies: Starting a collection?

Fascinating flowers in Japan! A few weeks ago I saw–and photographed–Spider Lilies or Higanbana for the first time, and for all I knew, they were red.

Red higanbana

Yesterday, I found a bunch of white ones though. Starting a collection?

White higanbana

Wikipedia mentions white spider lilies as a natural hybrid: Lycoris × albiflora (White Spider Lily) Koidz. (natural hybrid, parentage uncertain). For the record, these grew by the roadside in Nagoya. The red ones had been photographed a week ago in Higashihiroshima.


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