Amaryllis is a small genus of flowering bulbs, with two species. The better known of the two, Amaryllis belladonna, is a native of the Western Cape region of South Africa, particularly the rocky southwest area. Amaryllis is known as belladonna lily or March lily due to its propensity to flower around March. This is one of numerous genera with the common name "lily" due to their flower shape and growth habit. However, they are only distantly related to the true lily, Lilium.
A popular indoor plant in the winter and spring is the amaryllis, with large lily-shaped flowers on tall stems. The amaryllis is for indoor blooms on a yearly cycle. With proper care, the bulb will flower again each year.