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Mystery Solved

mystery flowerMy mother called one of her dearest friends, a flower afficianado, and asked her the identity of our mystery plant.  My mother had opined that it is a spider lily, but her friend said it is a surprise lily.  Hmm.  We got home, and Steady Eddie Googled Swagbucked surprise lily, and he finally concluded that what we have is indeed a Red Spider lily.  Mother was right!  🙂

I thought it was interesting to note these details from the link above: 

Some say that the flowers bloom two weeks after the first good fall rain. If there is no rain during the month of September, the bulbs have been known to not bloom altogether.

That would explain the proliferation of them around these parts; this is the wettest short period of time I can ever remember in the South.

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