This is the first time I remember seeing a Red Spider Lily, only being familiar with the pink ones. Its other names are Spider Lily, Equinox flower, Naked Lily, Red surprise lily, Hurricane lily, Resurrection lily, Lily and Red magic lily. Botanical name Lycoris radiata (phonetic spelling LY-kor-iss ray-dee-AY-tuh).I found them not too far from the gazebo. They were growing next to the lake, a small group of them as you can see in the photo below.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
MORE FROM MEADOWLARK GARDENS, IN VIENNA, VIRGINIA - 9/14/23 - RED SPIDER LILIES
It is a flower that is resistant to deer and rodents. However, its roots are poisonous, albeit on the low side if I read correctly. (You can see what I mean on the website link I provided at the end of my post. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, on the right.) Many flowers we see have a certain toxicity, so people should be aware if they enjoy gardening, especially when children or pets in the family. I may be overly cautious, but I would rather know than not. I hasten to add that if there is anyone out there more knowledgeable than I am, who has even more information, whether it is yay or nay, I always welcome their opinion.
It is native to China, Japan, Korea, and Nepal. Usually found in shady, moist areas along slopes and rocky areas near stream banks. We can all probably guess why it is called a Spider lily, because its stamens resemble spider legs. They bloom in late summer and Fall.
The species name radiata is Latin for "spoke" referring to the flower tepals that spread out like the spokes on a wheel. The common name hurricane lily is derived from the fact that the plants bloom during hurricane season.
I found my information and a lot more at this website.