Marcus, Joseph A.
Habranthus tubispathus (L'Hér.) Traub
Copper lily, Rio Grande copper-lily, Rio Grande copperlily
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Rio Grande copper-lily is a low, smooth perennial,
6-12 in. tall, with a golden-yellow, solitary,
terminal flower. Narrow, smooth, thick leaves appear after flowers has withered.
Flowers after the rains of late summer and fall. Very showy when planted in groups where flowers make a mass of color after rains.
Image Gallery: 18 photo(s) available
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
FL , LA , TX Native Distribution:
E. two-thirds of TX Native Habitat:
Moist, grassy swales & pastures USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Various somewhat moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Flowers after the rains of late summer and fall. Very showy when planted in groups where flowers make a mass of color after rains.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes