Spider Lily

            The spider lily, known scientifically as hymenocallis occidentallis, is a plant that has been known to grown in the Southern region of the United States and in Northern South America. Some parts of this plant are poisonous to humans. They grow best in area where the soil is always moist, like in wetlands and along the banks of rivers. The long, thin petals of the spider lily which extend from a central flower are the most notable characteristics of the plant, and the source of its nickname “Spider Lily.” Hymenocallis occidentalis is only one of several species referred to as the “Spider Lily,” and there are about 40 other species which are closely related to this lily.