Zephyranthes species [Amaryllidaceae]

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Scientific Name Zephyranthes chlorosolen (Cooperia drummondii) USDA PLANTS Symbol CODR2
Common Name Evening Rain-lily ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 810213
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Wide range of soils and conditions.
Plant: Erect perennial, single unbranched, leafless stem 4 to 13 inches tall.
Leaves: Two to five basal, narrow linear gray-green leaves, 12 inches long, less than 1/4-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Single trumpet-shaped white, fragrant flower with 3 petals and 3 sepals, up to 2 inches across; floral tube 3 to 7 inches tall, white, sometimes tinged or veined pink, green below; 4 to 8 stamens and white style.
Bloom Period: September and October, sometimes as early as June, and most often after rains; flower expands in the evenings and may last 4 days.
References: www.wildflower.org, SEINet and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Zephyranthes drummondii (Cooperia pedunculata) USDA PLANTS Symbol COPE
Common Name Hill Country Rain-lily, Prairie Lily ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 523633
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy, rocky, usually calcareous soils.
Plant: Erect perennial, single unbranched, leafless stem 6 to 18 inches tall.
Leaves: Five to six basal, narrow linear gray-green leaves, parallel–veined with many veins, midrib absent; 6+ inches long, 1/4-inch wide, broadening to 1/2-inch at base.
Inflorescence: Single trumpet-shaped fragrant flower with 3 petals and 3 sepals, up to 2 inches across; pure white aging with rose–purple veins; floral tube 1-1/8 to 1-5/8 inches tall, white, sometimes pink-tinged or veined, green below; 6 stamens with pale yellow anthers; white style.
Bloom Period: September and October, sometimes as early as June, and most often after rains, lasting a day or two.
References: www.wildflower.org, Vascular Plants of Williamson County, SEINet and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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