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Androstephium coeruleum (Blue funnel-lily)
Flaigg, Lillian G.

Androstephium coeruleum

Androstephium coeruleum (Scheele) Greene

Blue Funnel-lily, Prairie Lily, Funnel-flower, Fragrant Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Androstephium caeruleum

USDA Symbol: ANCO9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: To about 1 foot in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Tepals typically baby blue or lavender in color; sometimes white.

Distribution

USA: KS , OK , TX

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 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 resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2016-02-25
Research By: JAM

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