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Androstephium breviflorum (Pink funnel lily)
Cressler, Alan

Androstephium breviflorum

Androstephium breviflorum S. Watson

Pink Funnel Lily, Smallflower Androstephium, Sand Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: ANBR4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Found in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. State-listed Salvage Restricted species in Arizona.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Tuberous
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 1 foot in height.
Flower: White to pale violet.
Fruit: Three-angled locucidal capsule. Seeds flat, black.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers white to pale violet, appearing pinkish.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , UT , WY

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Rocky or sandy desert soil.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-06-25
Research By: JAM

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