A genus of Amaryllidaceous bulbous plants from North America and the West Indies, not very extensively grown outside botanic gardens. They require warm sheltered spots in favourable places, and greenhouse protection in bleak localities. There are over thirty species known, amongst the best being Andersoni, yellow and red; Ata-masco, white; Candida, white (fig. 256): carinata, rose pink; rosea, bright rose; Treatise, white.

 Zephyranthes Candida.

Fig. 256.- -Zephyranthes Candida.