Rain Lily (Cooperia pedunculata)
Description: Rain lilies pop up and bloom two or three days after good rains in the spring and early summer. They begin to open slowly about dusk and are fully opened the next morning. Flowers are trumpet-shaped for a few hours after opening, but the 3 petals and 3 sepals, all white, spread widely to 2 inches across as they mature; they last only a day or two. The fragrant blossom is at the top of the single, unbranched stem, which is 5–9 inches high. The leaves are at the bottom, 6– 12 inches long and 1/4 inch wide.
Synonym(s): Zephyranthes drummondii
USDA Symbol: COPE
Size Class: 1-2 ft.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Bloom Notes: Tends to have a main spring bloom season after significant rains trigger blooming with sporadic blooms that may occur over the rest of the growing season.
Missing Images: Plant, Leaf, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed
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