Higanbana (japanese amaryllis) - 彼岸花

Higanbana, also known as the "equinox flower" or "red spider lily flower", is a flower that blooms in the fall in Japan.
 
This flower grows in September and is reminiscent of the leaves of Japanese maples in autumn. 
It is a perennial plant that flowers before the leaves are fully present, the stems are between 30 and 70 cm.
 
It symbolizes a final separation, it is better to avoid offering a bouquet of these flowers to a loved one.
It is also used to decorate graves and celebrate the dead, alongside the chrysanthemum.
The Japanese also use it in gardens to scare away pests like rats, thanks to the extremely poisonous bulb. 

Higanbana

Higanbana