The Swamp Lily is frequently found growing in swamps, marshes, and wet hammocks. It is a fragrant native plant to Florida that rises partially above surrounding leaves. It grows in wetlands and along streams throughout the state. The leaves are erect, spreading, strap-like, and up to 3 feet long and 3 inches wide.

Swamp lily flowers are white and fragrant, with 6 separated petals rise from the bulb on a long flower stalk that is separate from the leaves. Two to six flowers occur at the tip of the flower stalk. The flower tubes are 4 to 6 inches long. Swamp lily flowers can be white and pink though all I've seen are white. Swamp lilies have 6 separate petals but may be confused with spider lilies that have petals that connected by membranous tissue.

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