forb, emergent aquatic, aquatic
March - August
0.0 - 0.5
A perennial with thin, narrower (<20 mm) leaves and shorter than H. caroliniana. Flowers snowy-white (tinged lemon-yellow in the center and greenish or yellowish on perianth tube). Leaf <1" wide. Plant shorter, flower smaller than Pancratium maritimum. Leaves folded.
Found commonly on stream banks, in ditches, and in wet places throughout Louisiana and east Texas. Fragrant spider-lily ranges from Texas east to Mississippi and north to Oklahoma (Correll and Johnston 1979; USDA 1998). "Pancrais" is the Cajun term for spider lilies (Holmes 1990).
Stream banks, in ditches, and wet places.