blood lily


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Noun1.blood lily - any of various deciduous or evergreen herbs of the genus Haemanthus; South Africa and Namibia
genus Haemanthus, Haemanthus - genus of African deciduous or evergreen bulbous herbs: blood lilies
Cape tulip, Haemanthus coccineus - spectacular plant having large prostrate leaves barred in reddish-purple and flowers with a clump of long yellow stamens in a coral-red cup of fleshy bracts; South Africa
bulbous plant - plant growing from a bulb
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The Fireball Lily (Scadoxus Multiflorus) flower, which is also known as Blood Lily, is a native to forests in South Africa.
Lauren Willig's THE BETRAYAL OF THE BLOOD LILY (9780143145332, $39.95) receives stage actress Kate Reading's warm, moving voice as it provides another Pink Carnation story--this one revolving around Miss Penelope Deveraux, who flees scandal in India where a dangerous spy leaves cobras as his calling card and where she faces dangers and strangers alike.
The blood lily, Haemanthus katharinae , is another easy-going type with the bonus in summer of spectacular spherical flower heads, sometimes 20cm (8in) across, composed of around 100 tiny red blooms.