May. 14, 2022

Prairie-lily, Zephyranthes drummondii

Prairie-lily, rain-lily, zephyr-lily, fairy lily. Or Cooperia pedunculata or Zephyranthes chlorosolen. Whatever you choose, these are a delight to see, popping up in the southern springtime. It's a little like they take the place of our northern Dog-tooth-adder's-tongue-fawn-trout-lilies, taking that niche mother nature reserves for a little lily. The species are split according to peduncle length and division of flower parts, which vary enough to lead us into confusion. This one, in this version, grows in AL, AR, FL, KS, LA, MS, NM, OK, and TX. Travis Co TX, 4/17/22. Amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae.