|Scientific Name||Nemastylis geminiflora||USDA PLANTS Symbol||NEGE|
|Common Name||Celestials||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||503937|
|Description||Habitat: Various soils and conditions in woodlands, prairies, and pastures.
Plant: Erect, smooth, grass-like perennial with branched stems up to 18 inches tall; colony-forming.
Leaves: Folded, arching, narrowly linear or sword-shaped basal and stem leaves, 8 to 16 inches long; 2 or 3 basal leaves and 2 or 3 stem leaves, at least one extending beyond the inflorescence.
Inflorescence: One or two blue, sometimes white, flowers on each stem, 2 or more inches across with 6 ovate-lanceolate, pointed tepals about an inch long, white at base, white zone sometimes edged with dark blue; yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and Flora of North America.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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