Images by Surajit Koley (Validated by Nidhan Singh) & B. Rathinasabapathy (Identified by Bala Subramaniam & Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)


Rain Lily Rose;  

Avalanche, near Nilgiri- May 14, 2010;  To Share 040810 ET – efloraofindia | Google Groups



Help in Identifying two ornamental plants:  Both of them were sighted at null 13.05 N, 80.25 E at Semmozhi Poonga, Chennai.

Seems to be Zephyranthes. Pink one seems to be rosea.

1. Can be Zephyranthes candida
2. Zephyranthes rosea

These are very common ornamental plants in Chennai.  There are other colours too. yellow and white, which I had grown in Chennai. They flower frequently whensoever it rains in Chennai. Some of them are also known as grass lilies.



efloraindia: 221011 BRS 76 : Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request. 
Date/Time-Location- 19.10.2011, Bharathi Colony
Place, Altitude, GPS- Peelamedu, Coimbatore Dist.,
Habitat- Garden
Plant Habit-  Shrub
Mainly planted as an ornamental plant in a house.

makes nice short to medium lived cut flowers in side A/C homes.. 




Zephyranthes sp. from Hooghly:

I hope this is Zephyranthes rosea Lindl., a common ornamental herb, but can be found in wild too.
Species : Zephyranthes rosea Lindl.
Habit & Habitat : garden herb, wild too
Date : 4/8/12, 1.58 P.M.
Place : Hooghly
Yes … I go with your identification…very nice pics…

I have taken some more photo today, took note of its anther size and leaf size. I am sorry that photos are not ready yet, will upload tomorrow.

Here are some more pics of the same plant from the same place.



Saw these small Pink Lilies at a plant nursery in Nasik on 13th July, 2015.

Cultivated plants.

Kindly help in the Species.
Z. carinata or Z. rosea as in Flowersofindia? 

As per FOI: Rosy Rain Lily are small flowers that are rose in color with a green base. The flowers are much smaller that of Pink Rain Lily, and the throat is distinctly green.
In view it should be Zephyranthes rosea

Thanks a lot. I thought so too but wanted an expert opinion.




It is my pleasure to present few images of Zephyranthes rosea  (Amaryllidaceae)…….The one with a blue throat..


Habit: Herb

Habitat: Cultivated- Ornamental

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl

Date: 04-07-2015