Schoenocaulon texanum Scheele
Green Lily, Texas feathershank, Texas Sabadilla
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: SCTE2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: NM , TX
Native Habitat: Prairies and the edges of thickets in South Texas. Sand, limestone, caliche.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: No
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Collect seed in summer. Pretty good germination. Very slow-growing. Seed out in nursery beds.
Seed Collection: Collect seed in summer.
Seed Treatment: Pretty good germination. Very slow-growing.
Commercially Avail: yes
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0211 Collected Apr. 19, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-SS-2 Collected 2009-07-08 in Burnet County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Schoenocaulon texanum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Schoenocaulon texanum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff, LAL