Jul 19th, 2013

Knockout Bloom: Blackberry lily; Belamcanda chinensis

Photos & text by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Blackberry lily; Belamcanda chinensis

I always thought that the blackberry lily, Belamcanda chinensis, got its name from the blackberry colored-specks on the  flower petals. But one day I was strolling through the Asian Valley and as I walked by the blackberry lilies, I saw what looked like a blackberry fruit growing from that very same plant!  Amazing. Did you know that’s why they call it a blackberry lily?

The fruit of the blackberry lily.

The fruit of the blackberry lily.



Image of blackberry lily fruit courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinlabar/1797518117/

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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