Lycoris squamigera, a
perennial herb originating in China, escaped from cultivation and
grew in the wild in sunny village grasslands. Sprouting from
underground in early spring leaves tinge powdery white, 20-30cm
long, 1.8-2.5cm wide, and wither in early summer. Flower scapes grow
to 50-70cm tall and set some numbers of light red-purple flowers.
The flowers are 8cm in diameter, the largest in the Lycoris genus,
and bloom sideways. Bloom time: August-September.