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Calydorea coelestina (W. Bartram) Goldblatt & Henrich
Iridaceae (Iris Family)
Synonym(s): Ixia coelestina, Nemastylis coelestina, Salpingostylis coelestina, Sphenostigma coelestinum
USDA Symbol: caco72
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A member of the iris family (family Iridaceae) which consists of herbs growing from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, with narrow basal leaves and showy clusters at the tips of long stalks. There are about 60 genera and 1,500 species, distributed in temperate and tropical regions. Among them, Iris, Freesia, Gladiolus, Bugle Lily, and Montbretia are popular ornamentals. Saffron dye is obtained from Crocus, and "essence of violets," used in perfumes, is extracted from the rhizomes of Iris.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
National Wetland Indicator Status
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 Calydorea coelestina in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calydorea coelestina in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calydorea coelestina
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff