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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Celestial Lily   Nemastylis geminiflora    
Iris family — Iridaceae

Also known as:
Prairie Pleatleaf, Prairie Celestial, Prairie Iris

Slides: (click for larger view)

 

These incomparable flowers, which vary from beautiful pale sky-blue or lavender blue to nearly white, briefly grace central Texas prairies and woodlands in the spring. The flowers are usually open only for a few hours around noon.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)

 
 
 

Flowering Months: March, April, May

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