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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Hesperocallis undulata (Ajo Lily, Desert Lily, ajo silvestre)

Coffee Pot Mountain

 

 Hesperocallis undulata

 Hesperocallis undulata

 Hesperocallis undulata

 Hesperocallis undulata

 Hesperocallis undulata

Habitat: valleys, sand dunes
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: basal leaves
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Feb. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 18 (4.6 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Hesperocallis undulata (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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