Jul 19th, 2013

Blackberry lily; Belamcanda chinensis

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 Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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