Cooperia jonesii Cory
Jones' Rainlily, Jones' Rain Lily
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Synonym(s): Zephyranthes jonesii
USDA Symbol: COJO
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Native Habitat: Cooperia jonesii grows primarily in low fields that are subject to seasonal inundation, but also extends to higher and drier locations. It is found along the Texas Coastal Bend.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: The fragrant yellow flowers open in mid-afternoon, and blooms best in full sun. The blooms are dark yellow on the first day, turning a light cream-yellow on the second day. Like other Rain lilies, the bulbs naturalize well in a lawn, low groundcover area, or short-grass meadow. Cooperia jonesii grows from a bulb that generally does not produce offsets. The grass-like leaves and flower stems appear quickly after it rains.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cooperia jonesii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cooperia jonesii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cooperia jonesii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-01
Research By: BJG, ADA, GDB