now part of Liliaceae

Amaryllis or Daffodil family

FORM Perennial herbs from rootstocks or bulbs plants. flowers solitary or in umbels.

Genera           85    

Species  1100 in our area 14  (Gray);  12 (B&B)43

Distribution warm temperate regions

Flowers Perfect, solitary or in umbels, usually regular.

#Parts Perianth segments 6 in 2 whorls, 6 stamens Symmetry

Leaves Narrow grasslike linear basal

Differ from the lily family in that the Ammaryllidaceae have an inferior ovary. Garden plants include Narcissus daffodils, and snowdrops Galanthus.  Locally we have Yellow star grass Hypoxis as a native.