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Stone, Robert L.
Zephyranthes longifolia Hemsl.
Synonym(s): Atamosco longifolia
USDA Symbol: ZELO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, TX Native Distribution:
Southern Arizona east to western Texas and south to northern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Sandy deserts and grasslands.
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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff