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Pineapple Lily

Pineapple Lily or Eucomis comosa has bulbs that are 3 inches across and bears long strap-shaped leaves that are somewhat succulent.  The twelve inch flowering stalk usually appears in late summer and the flowers are star-shaped and pale purple in color.  This plant goes completely dormant during the fall and winter and leaves reappear the following spring. Photos by Laurel Woodley

Eucomis comosa has light purple or white star-like flowers
Pineapple Lily has a superficial resemblance to a pineapple head
Latin Name: 
Eucomis comosa
Family Name: 
Liliaceae
Place of Origin: 
South Africa
Bloom Time: 
Aug
Garden Location: 
Alpine Rd. connector to Yarrow Trail