A family of perennials and bulbous flowering plants that contains over 1600 species arranged into 75 genera. The family is found in tropical to subtropical areas of the world. Notable members of the family include Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Onions and Daffodils.
They have strap- or lance-like leaves grouped at the base or arranged alternately along the stem. Flowers typically contain three or six petals and three or six sepals and are often held in an umbel.
Name Derivation: The Amaryllis family, named for a shepherdess in Greek mythology, means sparkling