Zephyranthes longifolia Hemsl.
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Synonym(s): Atamosco longifolia
USDA Symbol: ZELO
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Southern Arizona east to western Texas and south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Sandy deserts and grasslands.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Zephyranthes longifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Zephyranthes longifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff