Cooperia pedunculata Herb.
Hill Country rain lily, Prairie lily, Rain lily, Flor de mayo
Liliaceae (Lily Family)USDA Symbol: COPE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Giant Rainlily,Prairie Rainlily, White Rainlily
Location: S of walking path & 45 m SE of new iron bridge--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: Semi-open area under Quercus & Ulmus trees, near drainage, nominal moisture. Alkaline, alluvial soil. Large colony among mixed Poaceae.
Description: Perrenial from black flattened, globose, bulb, 2.5 x 4 cm. Leaves over 5 mm wide; scape to 20 cm high, spathe bifid at tip, at first covering ovary, later baring it on one side. Perianth tube less than 4 cm, cylindric; limb funnelform, expanding to 5 cm wide. Corolla white, often tinged with pink.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Mar 29,1990
Specimen number: 386
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0579
Accession Date: Nov 17, 1993
Accession Number: 43 Annotations: SCFRB