now part of Liliaceae
Amaryllis or Daffodil family
FORM Perennial herbs from rootstocks or bulbs plants. flowers solitary or in umbels.
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.