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Question: What are these flowers?

What are these flowers?
What are these flowers? Submitted photo


Hi these were given to my wife several years ago. They are very nice but we never got a name. Can you tell what these are from the picture? They came up about a week ago.

Thanks, Ken


These are Surprise Lilies, aka Naked Ladies. They are in the Amaryllis family; the botanical designation is Lycoris squamigera. The leaves come up in the early spring, then die back. The flowers, as you know, come up in late July. Enjoy!

Carole-Johnson County Extension Master Gardener