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Stone, Robert L.
Zephyranthes longifolia Hemsl.
USDA Symbol: ZELO
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
1 yellow, funnel-shaped flower held erect on a slender stem; resembling a crocus but much smaller and more delicate.
Zephyranthes means flower of the west wind. Flowers of this species appear very soon after substantial rains, hence they are sometimes called Rain Lilies.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
AZ , NM , TX Native Distribution:
Southern Arizona east to western Texas and south to northern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Sandy deserts and grasslands. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff