Amaryllis is a monotypic genus of plant also known as the Belladonna Lily or naked ladies. The single species, Amaryllis belladonna, is a native of South Africa. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues," from the Greek word meaning "to sparkle." It is also used as a given name for females. The plant is also known as the "Jersey Lily" after Lily Langtry.