“Hawkmoth flowers are easy to predict but difficult to document,” noted botanist Verne Grant in his comprehensive review of hawkmoth pollination systems in North America (Botanical Gazette 144: 439-449. 1983). Grant included Jamestown (atamasco) lilies (among other zephyr lily species) as examples of plants that are probably hawkmoth- pollinated, but for which the actual pollination mechanism remains undocumented.
Copyright © 2007 Virginia Native Plant Society. This article first appeared in Bulletin of the Virginia Native Plant Society 26:1 (2007), 1, 8.
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Hayden, W. John. "Are Hawkmoths the Mysterious Pollinators of the Jamestown Lily?" Bulletin of the Virginia Native Plant Society 26, no. 1 (February 2007): 1, 8.