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Pancratium maritimum L., Sea Lily, Sand Lily

One of the more exotic members of the amaryllis family, Pancratium is found growing in sandy areas around the Mediterranean coastline. Strongly and sweetly scented, this small genus produces large white blooms in summer whose six petals frame the corona in the manner of daffodils; hence the name "Sea Daffodil." The flowers are borne in umbels atop 2' stems for several weeks during the summer months. Perfectly at home in a sunny well-drained location in USDA Zone 7 and warmer, the Sea Daffodil also makes an attractive summer blooming pot or patio plant. Use: border, pot culture.

The HAVATSELET HA'SHARON is mentioned in the Song of Songs (verse 2:1). It is generally accepted that this flower is identified with the Pancratium maritimum -- a bulbous plant with white, highly scented flowers which blooms at the end of summer in the coastal lowland. It symbolizes the flowering of the desolate land and its formation into "the excellency of Carmel and Sharon" (Isaiah 35:1-2).

In this picture I give an EC of -1/3 to the camera and -2/3 to the flash, this is the first time that I am using a decent flash the Canon 550ex.
To get this picture I needed to lye down on the sea sand to get the right angle, I hope you will like it.

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