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When I posted last Friday on the Naked Ladies of Roath and Bute, my gardening friends were quick to point out that, as well as the Autumn crocus, Colchium autumnale, there is another flower that also has the common name Naked Lady … and here she is, Amaryllis belladonna, found flaunting her gorgeous pinkness outside the glasshouse at Roath Park on yesterday’s walk. Though a South African native, the Belladonna lily, as she’s also commonly called, can be found in gardens and parks throughout the world. Her large showy blooms appear in the autumn, with the narrow strap-shaped leaves following a little after the flowers.

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