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Alophia drummondii

Botanical Name: Alophia drummondii (added by D.Kramb, 04-OCT-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Irid (D.Kramb, 04-OCT-03)

Common Names:

Purple pleat-leaf, pine lily, pinewood lily (D.Kramb, 04-OCT-03)

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General Description:

The flowers are approximately 2" (5cm) across, and only last for a day. The plants are perennial and can be grown easily from seed. (D.Kramb, 04-OCT-03)

Distinguishing Features:

Sometimes confused with Tigrida and Herbertia, but Alophia drummondii can be distnguished because its flowers are blue with curled inner segments marked with yellow, and the flowers are also side-facing instead of upward-facing. (D.Kramb, 04-OCT-03)

Preferred Habitat:



Estimated Zone 8-10 (D.Kramb, 04-OCT-03)

Native Range:

USA (TX, OK, AR, LA, MS) (D.Kramb, 04-OCT-03)

Status in the Wild:

Common (D.Kramb, 04-OCT-03)

Commercial Availability:

Rare (D.Kramb, 04-OCT-03)

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