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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Echeandia flavescens (J.A. & J.H. Schultes) Cruden
Torrey's craglily, Crag lily
Synonyms: Anthericum torreyi
USDA Symbol: ECFL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The crag lily has a slender unbranched stalk, 1–2 feet tall. The leaves are clustered at the bottom. The flowers are 3/4 inch apart around the upper third of the stem. They bloom from the bottom up. The 6 yellow tepals, each with a green stripe down the center, open out flat. They close in the afternoon and open again in the morning.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: May begin flowering in mid-May.
AZ , NM , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2009-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff