Family: common name: bloom period: elevation in meters: growth habit: nativity: agavaceae: desert lily: feb-may 800: perennial: native. Desert lily (hesperocallis undulata) description a rosette of strap-shaped, undulate leaves sprouts from a deeply-buried bulb spikes bearing 2-inch (5 cm) long trumpet-shaped white flowers rise above the foliage late in the spring flowering season the spikes are usually less than a foot (30 cm) tall, but occasionally exceed 6 feet (2 m) in. Welcome to the famous dave's garden website join our friendly community that shares tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants. We have listened to our users and made it even easier to find images in this updated version of the image gallery all thumbnails are linked to larger versions of the image and image information hesperocallis undulata a gray ajo lily, desert lily, desert-lily liliaceae (lily family) usda symbol: heun2.
The scientific name of the desert lily is hesperocallis undulata arid climates are necessary for the desert lily to grow soil must be deep and either sandy or loamy flowers grow on flat land or slopes in only two deserts in north america, which are located in parts of mexico, as well as california and arizona attempts to grow. Desert lily desert lily (hesperocallis undulata gray) is native to the united states and is found in arizona, california and nevada the plant produces blue-green leaves in a rosette pattern that make their appearance a month before the large, white, trumpet-shaped flowers, which only bloom in march and april after a wet winter. Hesperocallis is a genus of flowering plants that includes a single species, hesperocallis undulata, known as the desert lily or ajo lily it is found in the desert areas of southwestern north america, in northwestern mexico, california, and arizonathe plant grows in mojave desert and sonoran desert habitats. I have seen this plants growing during spring time in puerto penasco/rocky point, mexico, as well as the area of why and ajo, all this towns are part of the sonoran desert, the tohono o'odaham indians eat the bulb, it is also known as the desert lily or ajo lily, due to the soft garlic taste, they are perennials and flower between february and may.
Hesperocallis undulata agray , 1868 hesperocallis is a genus of flowering plants that includes a single species, hesperocallis undulata , the desert lily or ajo lily , found in the desert areas of the southwest of north america. Hesperocallis undulata hesperocallis undulata a gray ajo lily, desert lily, desert-lily liliaceae (lily family) synonym(s): usda symbol: heun2 usda native status: l48 a rosette of long, narrow, blue-green leaves with undulating margins appears a month or so before the foot-high flowering stem which bears large, white, trumpet-shaped flowers resembling easter lilies. Common name for the species hesperocallis undulata, a member of the family liliaceae ( lily family), found in the sw united toggle navigation search main navigation world countries desert lily, common name for the species hesperocallis undulata, a member of the family liliaceae ( lily family),. Commonly known as desert lily, hesperocallis undulata was traditionally placed in the lily family with molecular techniques, though, there is strong evidence for it to be placed in the agave family (via a circuitous route that saw it jump from the lily family to the daylily family to its own family to the asparagus family. Hesperocallis undulata a gray go to encyclopedia of life family: asparagaceae desert lily, more john alcock open interactive map patrick alexander patrick alexander ana l reina-guerrero thomas van devender sue carnahan.
Hesperocallis undulata (ajo lily / desert lily) very fragrant, large waxy white flowers narrow, wavy-margined leaves bulbous plant to 2 feet native to colorado desert of southern california grows in sandy soil the bulbs have a garlic-like flavor and were eaten by native americans germination in 1 to 4 wks. Hesperocallis is a monotypic genus with the single species, hesperocallis undulata originally considered to belong to liliaceae, apg ii included it in its own family, hesperocallidaceae or in a broader asparagaceae according to apg iii. Desert lily definition is - a bulbous herb (hesperocallis undulata) of the family liliaceae of the southwestern us with narrow sword-shaped leaves and showy racemose flowers a bulbous herb (hesperocallis undulata) of the family liliaceae of the southwestern us with narrow sword-shaped leaves and showy racemose.
Hesperocallis is a genus of flowering plants that includes a single species, hesperocallis undulata, the desert lily, found in the desert areas of the southwest of north america hesperocallis has traditionally been classified in liliaceae but until recently its relationships have been unclear. Click on a thumbnail to view an image, or see all the hesperocallis thumbnails at the plants gallery brother alfred brousseau provided by st mary's college of california ©st. Usage: highly ornamental plant, suitable for desert gardening native tribes used the bulbs for food and for its garlic flavor they called it ajo (garlic) lily native tribes used the bulbs for food and for its garlic flavor they called it ajo (garlic) lily.
The desert lily (hesperocallis undulata), also known as the ajo lily, is one of the most striking of desert wildflowers it is a perennial with thin undulating leaves that form a rosette from which the stem and soft white trumpet-shaped flowers emerge. Seeds hesperocallis undulata ajo lily or desert lily very fragrant, large waxy white flowers narrow, wavy-margined leaves the unbranched erect stems are typically 12 to 20 high. Desert lily hesperocallis undulata new leaves appear above ground by january in years with adequate moisture they may grow in this vetegtative state for several years without blooming perennial herb: generally can only be seen in early to mid spring underground bulb remains dormant through hot and dry seasons, sometimes for years at a time.
This particular year (2010), conditions for the desert lilies (hesperocallis undulata) seemed to be particularly excellent and hundreds of these plants put on a fantastic show in the anza borrego desert state park. Hesperocallis undulata positive qualities: ability to radiate beauty, artistry and grace within a mechanized urban environment rejuvenation of self and others through feminine soul forces of beauty and grace feminine water element o. Desert lily, hesperocallis undulata coming across one of these sweet-smelling plants always feels like a cause for celebration going out and finding them destroyed by the weather is a cause for sorrow. View photos of the edible plant hesperocallis undulata (desert lily), profiled in sonoran desert food plants and southern california food plants my recommendation when gathering hesperocallis is to leave the flowering plants so they are allowed to seed.