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Echeandia flavescens (Torrey's craglily)
Anderson, Wynn

Echeandia flavescens

Echeandia flavescens (Schult. & Schult. f.) Cruden

Torrey's Craglily, Crag Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Anthericum flavescens, Anthericum torreyi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The crag lily has a slender unbranched stalk, 1-2 feet tall. The leaves are clustered at the bottom. The flowers are 3/4 inch apart around the upper third of the stem. They bloom from the bottom up. The 6 yellow tepals, each with a green stripe down the center, open out flat. They close in the afternoon and open again in the morning.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: May begin flowering in mid-May.




Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-03-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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