Stagger Grass, Texas Atamosco Lily, Rio Grande Copperlily
Habranthus tubispathus (L’Her.) Traub
Longevity : Perennial
Copper-lily is a perennial that grows from a bulb. It grows and blooms shortly after a rain from August to October. It can be found in gravely sand, calcareous and clay soils in the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau. The flower is a golden or orange-yellow color, sometimes tinged with brown or red on the outer surface and measuring 1 1/8 inch long. The leaves are smooth, very narrow, thick and up to eight inches long. The entire plant stands about six to twelve inches tall. It is the only plant of its genus to grow in Texas.
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