Alice Springs Desert Park

ASDP Home | Fauna | Flora | Nature Theatre | Nocturnal House

The Field Lily (Crinum angustifolium) is a perennial species of the family Amaryllidae that is endemic in Australia, native to northern Australia including Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland (south to Brisbane).

The leaves are narrow, tapering to a pointed tip, erect and spreading, arising from a bulb at ground level.

The flowers are scented with six petals. The stamens with filaments are 3.5–6 cm long and maroon, whilst the anthers are 6–12 mm long, with a slight to strong crescent-shaped, purple or black. They usually flower between November to January.

The seed appears in capsules that are pale green and roundish. The seeds usually germinate before they fall.

Common name
Field Lily, Brisbane Lily, Crinum Lily

ASDP Quick Link: Home | Fauna | Flora | Nature Theatre | Nocturnal House
Batswing Coral Tree | Bush Banana | Buttercup Pigweed | Dead Finish | Desert Grevillea | Desert Oak | Field Lily | Georges Indigo | Honey Grevillea | Kangaroo Grass | Native Apricot | Parrot Pea | Pink Everlasting | Poached Egg Daisy | Quandong | Red Mulga | Resurrection Fern | Sandover Lily | Sturt’s Desert Pea | Waddy-wood | Walukara | White Spider Flower | Wild Passionfruit | Wildflower Display

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Monocots
  • Order: Asparagales
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
  • Genus: Crinum
  • Species: C. angustifolium
  • Binomial name: Crinum angustifolium