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Calla lily duo

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Called a lily, but a member of the Araceae family

U.C. Davis Arboretum

Davis, California

 

The Calla lily is also known as Lily of the Nile, Arum lily, and Easter lily.

Although it's a popular subject in many North American paintings -- including several by Diego Rivera and Georgia O'Keeffe and many others -- the plant is not native to this continent. It originated in southern parts of Africa, including Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland.

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Taken on May 1, 2011