Common names: fairy fingers / white worm coral
Clavaria (the name is derived from the Latin “clava”, a club)
Clavaria vermicularis (the epithet meaning “wormlike”).
Red Spider Lily Lycoris radiata
彼岸花 “the other shore” (Equinox)
曼珠沙華 (Manjushage / Manjushaka)
Another name is Hurricane Lilies
The Red Spider Lily is poisonous to mice, moles and other wild animals.
In Japan’s pre-cremation days they were often planted in and around graveyards to prevent the dead from being eaten. This may be the start of their connection with death.
There is a story that the red spider lilies bloom along the paths of departing lovers. Lovers who are destined to never meet again.