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Habranthus tubispathus


Copper lily, Rio Grande copper-lily, Rio Grande copperlily


Liliaceae (Lily Family)



Habranthus tubispathus (Copper lily)
Marcus, Joseph A.
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.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: 6-12
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: FL , LA , TX
Native Distribution: E. two-thirds of TX
Native Habitat: Moist, grassy swales & pastures

Growing Conditions

Water 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.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Last Update: 2007-01-01