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Androstephium caeruleum (Androstephium)
Flaigg, Lillian G.

Androstephium caeruleum

Androstephium caeruleum (Scheele) Greene, orth. var.

Androstephium, Blue funnel lily, Blue Funnel-lily, Fragrant lily, Funnel-Flower

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ANCA45

USDA Native Status:

This attractive plant is unusual in that the leaves are much longer than the plant is tall. It grows to about 1 foot or less, but the smooth, gray-green leaves are often 12–18 inches long. The flowers have 6 tepals, which may be white, bluish, or lavender; they are partly joined to form a tube. The flower has a pleasant, spicy fragrance. This is an early spring flower.

 

Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr

Distribution

USA: KS , OK , TX

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Androstephium caeruleum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Androstephium caeruleum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Androstephium caeruleum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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