Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Zephyranthes longifolia Hemsley
(Rain Lilly, Zephyr Lilly)


Family: Amaryllidaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
Atamosco longifolia (Hemsley) Cockerell

Zephyranthes longifolia is a rather inconspicuous herb compared to the cultivated members of this family. It has a single yellow flower with a membranous bract. The flower, on a long scape (flower stem), frequently opens only partially. The leaves are grass-like and channeled distally. Zephyranthes longifolia is found in sandy soils on dry lower elevation hillsides.
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Zephyranthes longifolia, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns., Spring Canyon, Apache Spring, July 31, 2011



Zephyranthes longifolia, closeup of bud, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns., Spring Canyon, Apache Spring, July 31, 2011



Zephyranthes longifolia, closeup of channeled leaf, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns., Spring Canyon, Apache Spring, July 31, 2011


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