ひがんばな 【彼岸花】

 


Lycoris radiata; flower that appears around the autumnal equinox week (彼岸(ひがん)). Known in English horticultural circles as "(red) spider lily", but also as "storm lily" or "hurricane lily" in Florida, and by various other names such as "naked lady". Japanese-English dictionaries are almost unanimous that the English is "cluster amaryllis", but this term does not seem to be known outside Japan. For more information see this site.

This entry was created by Brian Chandler, with additional contributions by Tom Gally.


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