Pink Rain Lily

Free cutix (nail polish), anyone? I’m sure those from the provinces know what I’m talking about. When we were children, we used to gather these flowers, carefully separate the petals then place a petal each on each nail. Voila, instant pink nails!

I never really knew this flower’s name and seeing it in a friend’s garden brought back fond childhood memories of playing dress-up and putting these flowers (or my mom’s liquid paper/correction fluid or much to her frustration, permanent markers, ha ha!) as nail polish.

Googling “pink bulb flowers” finally gave me this dainty flower’s name. It’s Zephyranthes rosea. It is also commonly known as the Cuban zephyr lily or the pink rain lily.


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