Common name: Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Rain Lily

Zephyranthes carinata, commonly known as the rosepink zephyr lily or pink rain lily, is a perennial flowering plant native to Mexico, Colombia and Central America. It is also widely cultivated as an ornamental and naturalized in the West Indies, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, the southeastern United States from Texas to Florida, Zimbabwe, South Africa, China, Korea, the Ryukyu Islands, Assam, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Queensland, Society Islands, Kiribati, and Caroline Islands.[4]

Zephyranthes carinata has large bright pink flowers, around 10 cm (4 in), and green strap-like leaves. They are found naturally in moist, open areas, often near woodlands.
Like other rain lilies, their common name refers to their habit of blooming soon after a heavy rainfall. They are widely grown in gardens as annuals and as container plants, although they will overwinter in warm climates.
Zephyranthes carinata are often incorrectly referred to as Zephyranthes grandiflora, especially in horticulture.
Z. carinata grows from tunicate globular bulbs 2 to 3 cm (0.8 to 1.2 in) in diameter. The tunics are wine-red in color. Four to six linear and flattened leaves are produced by each bulb. Each is 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 in) long and 6 to 8 mm (0.24 to 0.31 in) wide, reddish at the bases and bright green for the rest of their lengths.[2][5][6]
The funnel-shaped flowers are solitary, with pink to rose red perianths. They are borne erect or slightly inclined on scapes 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 in) long. The deep lilac to purplish spathes are 25 to 30 mm (1.0 to 1.2 in) long. There are two lengths of the stamen filaments – 15 mm (0.6 in) and 21 mm (0.8 in). The anthers are 6 mm (0.24 in) in length. The style is filiform.[2][7]
The flowers develop into more or less spherical or three-lobed capsules. The seeds are shiny black and flattened.[6]
Z. carinata is often referred to as Zephyranthes grandiflora, especially in horticulture. But the former was published earlier, hence Z. grandiflora is considered superfluous and illegitimate. Another name identified as an earlier synonym of Z. carinata is now considered to be a different species – Zephyranthes minuta.[1][1][5][7]
(From Wikipedia on 9.8.14)

Name change of Zephyranthes : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Our common beautiful monsoon flower Zephyranthes grandiflora will be known as Zephyranthes minuta from 2015. It means it will revert to its old name.

Thanks, … This appears to be Pink Rain Lily (Zephyranthes carinata)

Yes friends, this is also known as Zephyranthes carinata. It is going to be known as Zephyranthus minuta next year onwards.

I could not understand how it will be called Z. minuta next year onwards. There is no such provision in the Code to my knowledge

The three names have often been confused, but as understood now there are two distinct species:
1. Zephyranthes minuta (Kunth) D.Dietr. (syn: Amaryllis minuta Kunth; Z. grandiflora Lindl.)- Pink Rain Lily
2. Zephyranthes carinata Herb- Rosepink Zephr Lily

I read in one of the RHS magazines. I will try and if I could see that issue (tough I subscribe for it), mail the scan of it.

attaching the scan of the magazine for you all. Attachments (1) – Emailing Asters-TheGarden.zip

It has already been changed and shown as Z.minuta (Kunth) D.Dietr. in The Plant List.

It has nothing to do with Zephyranthes. The paper simply says that website of RHS will start using the name Symphyotrichum from 2015 onwards for certain species which they were listing under Aster.

ANAPR46 Zephyranthes carinata Herb. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Date: 17th April 2015
Place: Nandi Hills, Bangalore, Karnataka

Habit: Herb
Habitat: Cultivated area

rain lily. we have the yellow one commonly popping up in monsoon in all kinds of places including broken (which is most places now a days) sidewalks

 Images by tspkumar



TSP-MAY2016-37-365:Images of Zephyranthes carinata (Amaryllidaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to present few images of Zephyranthes carinata  (Amaryllidaceae) 

Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.Pink%20Rain%20Lily.html

Habit: Herb

Habitat: Cultivated- Ornamental

Sighting: My home Garden @ Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1200 msl

Date: 12-07-2014, 14-04-2016, 10-05-2016 and 17-05-2016

Certainly some new aspects/ angles to photos in efi.


What is this? : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Thanks, …, for the beautiful images. It’s Zephyranthes carinata Herb.

Plant for ID, Sikkim NAW-JUL16-03 : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this plant with pinkish flowers found growing profusely in Sikkim in May 2015.
Pinkish flower about 5 -6 cms wide. plants 30-40 cms in height.

Thanks, … Pl. check images at Amaryllidaceae

I think this Zephyranthis rosea.

yes. pink rain lily. would like to know the size of the flower, across. likely Z. carinata. The stamens seem to be all of equal length, in this one picture number 3= z. carinata
in Z. rosea the stamens are in slightly unequal sets. see this key

Seconding… Zephyranthes carinata…!


Zephyranthes carinata Herb. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Pharping, Nepal
Altitude: 4600 ft.
Date: 05 July 2014


FOR VALIDATION :: Zephyranthes carinata Herb. :: Thane, Maharashtra :: May 20, 2007 · JUN23 DV543: 2 images.

Zephyranthes carinata Herb. … FOR VALIDATION
Thane, Maharashtra :: May 20, 2007 · 11:41 AM IST :: about 11 m (36 ft) asl