The bellandonna lily (Amaryllis belladonna) belongs to Lilaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is native to South Africa, particularly the southwestern region near the Cape. This herb grows on rocky places and can reach 30-50 cm in height. The leaves are green, strap-shaped, produced in the fall or early spring and die down by late spring. The flowering stalks are borne and the 2-12 funnel-shaped flowers bloom in late summer. The usual flower-color is white with crimson veins. There are many hybrids which was bred in the 1800s in Australia, with white, cream, peach, magenta and nearly red flower-colors.