Androstephium caeruleum (Scheele) Greene, orth. var.
Androstephium, Blue funnel lily, Blue Funnel-lily, Fragrant lily, Funnel-Flower
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: anca45
USDA Native Status:
This attractive plant is unusual in that the leaves are much longer than the plant is tall. It grows to about 1 foot or less, but the smooth, gray-green leaves are often 12–18 inches long. The flowers have 6 tepals, which may be white, bluish, or lavender; they are partly joined to form a tube. The flower has a pleasant, spicy fragrance. This is an early spring flower.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Androstephium caeruleum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Androstephium caeruleum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Androstephium caeruleum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff