Jersey Lily, Bryher, Isles of Scilly
Close-up of flower
Close-up of anthers, style and lobed stigma
Flower buds, stems and bulbs
September to October
It is found in the far west of Cornwall and the Scilly Islands.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It is a neophyte introduced from South Africa and grown
in UK gardens and bulb fields of the Scilly Islands.
It has escaped and become naturalised on waste ground
and in sandy places.
Jersey Lily is a striking, bulbous, herb growing up to 60cm.
The flowers appear before the leaves.
The flower stem is thick and robust.
The flowers are up to 10cm across and consist of 6 pink
tepals. The lower 3 tepals are fused to form a trumpet shape.
There are 6 stamens with pink filaments and large,
The long style and the lobed stigma are also pink.
The leaves are green, flat, up to 3cm wide and 45cm long.
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