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Flaigg, Lillian G.
Androstephium caeruleum (Scheele) Greene
Androstephium, Blue funnel lily, Blue Funnel-lily, Fragrant lily, Funnel-Flower
USDA Symbol: anca45
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
DistributionUSA: KS , OK , TX
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff