Zephyranthes chlorosolen

(Evening Rain-lily)

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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; the most widely distributed Zephyranthes.
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, about 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: May to September; flower expands in the evenings and may last 4 days.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, SEINet and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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