Meadowmom

Meadowmom

Posted on 08/16/2013


Photo taken on January 11, 2009


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Hesperocallis undulata
desert lily
Ajo lily


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The wild "Easter Lily" of the American Deserts

The wild "Easter Lily" of the American Deserts
Hesperocallis undulata.

Large flowers, 5 or 6 centimeters across. They often don't bloom at all in dry years. They come up with big flowers but very short stems in normal years. And in the very good desert flower years (in my long life I've experienced four) they can be 2 meters tall.

Sonja, Philippe Girault, tiabunna, Peter Van Der Houwen have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
W9JIM - Jim Doss
W9JIM - Jim Doss
It's always fun to find a Desert Lily. The ones down my way are always rather short.
4 years ago.
Dick Stewart
Dick Stewart
Lovely shot -- it's inches in America lol :+))
4 years ago.
Meadowmom has replied to Dick Stewart
I try to keep up a little bit on metric...I do sometimes drive in Canada...
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Years ago I knew a beatiful grey mare called Desert Lily !

Beautiful photo
4 years ago.
Evergreengirl
Evergreengirl
A wildflower I've not seen before. It's looks very pretty and must be even more so when seen in person. Two meters tall in an especially good year - that would be quite a striking plant!
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Most beautiful!
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A lovely shot of these flowers.
4 years ago.
just"jj"
just"jj"
And thank you for all your extra details; the images are beautiful but your comments make it even more interesting.
4 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Looks extremely close to old world Aphodellus species, but it seems huge!!! Thanks for using the metric. system. I need my old US tapemeasure or a converter programme to aide imagination when I need to make sense of a description in inches.
2 years ago.