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Schoenocaulon texanum (Green lily)
Northington, David K.

Schoenocaulon texanum

Schoenocaulon texanum Scheele

Green Lily, Texas feathershank, Texas Sabadilla

Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: scte2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Inflorescence: Raceme
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Habitat: Prairies and the edges of thickets in South Texas. Sand, limestone, caliche.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: No


Propagation Material: Seeds
Description: Collect seed in summer. Pretty good germination. Very slow-growing. Seed out in nursery beds.
Seed Collection: Collect seed in summer.
Seed Treatment: Pretty good germination. Very slow-growing.
Commercially Avail: yes

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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:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0211 Collected Apr. 19, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-SS-2 Collected 2009-07-08 in Burnet County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

USDA: Find Schoenocaulon texanum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Schoenocaulon texanum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Schoenocaulon texanum


Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff, LAL

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