linear, elliptic, oblanceolate, ligulate
forb, emergent aquatic, aquatic
March - July
0.3 - 0.6
Free part of its filaments 23-35 mm long, the persistent base of the plant 33-40 mm long and wider leaves than H. liriosme. Leaf 1.5 inch wide. Flowers sweetly fragrant.
Widely grown as an ornemental plant near ponds and water features. The bulbs are often dug from the wild. Seeds germinate best when fresh and still green, becoming dormant as the fruit ripens and drys.
Grows in wet sandy areas in Louisiana and east and south-central Texas. Northern spider-lily ranges from Texas east to Georgia and north Missouri (Correll and Johnston 1979; USDA 1998). "Pancrais" is the Cajun term for spider lilies (Holmes 1990).
Wet sandy areas, wooded swamps.