Texas
Wildbuds

Zephyranthes drummondii

(Hill Country Rain-lily)

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Zephyranthes drummondii, McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Bastrop Co. 3393/3308

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Zephyranthes drummondii, McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Bastrop Co. 3258

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Zephyranthes drummondii, Westminster Glen, Austin, Travis Co. 4823

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Zephyranthes drummondii, McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1389

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Zephyranthes drummondii, McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1381

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Zephyranthes drummondii, McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1369

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Zephyranthes drummondii, Inks Lake State Park, Burnet Co. 6258

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: Wildflower Center, Vascular Plants of Williamson County, SEINet and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Texas Status:
Native

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