A beautiful Chinese and Japanese bulbous plant, 1-1 ft. high, with bright flowers. L. squamigera from Japan, has rose-red flowers or lilac on stems, 2-3 ft. high. L. aurea has bright - yellow flowers, but others like incarnata, sanguinea, and Sprengeri, have rose or purple blooms. These bulbs are hardy only in the mildest parts of the kingdom, L. squamigera being the hardiest (fig. 224).

Lycoris squamigera.

Fig. 224. - Lycoris squamigera.