Zephyranthes drummondii

D. Don

in R. Sweet, Brit. Fl. Gard., ser. 2, 4: plate 328. 1836.

Common names: Cebolleta
Synonyms: Cooperia pedunculata Herbert
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 299. Mentioned on page 296, 298.

Leaf blade glaucous-green, to 8 mm wide. Spathe (3–)4–5 cm. Flowers erect; perianth white, sometimes flushed pink abaxially, more so with age, broadly funnelform, 6–9 cm; perianth tube white to green, 3–4(–4.7) cm, diam. primarily uniform, ca. 1/2 perianth length, more than 15 times filament length, equaling (3/4–11/4) spathe length; tepals rarely reflexed; stamens fasciculate, distinctly subequal; filaments subulate, 0.1–0.2 cm, apex acute; anthers 5–8 mm; style notably shorter than perianth tube; stigma 3-fid, included in perianth tube; pedicel (0.2–)0.5–2(–3.3) cm, shorter than spathe. 2n = 48, 72.

Phenology: Flowering mid spring–mid summer (Mar–Aug).
Habitat: Sandy/rocky, usually calcareous soils
Elevation: 0–900 m


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Fla., La., Tex., ne Mexico.


Specimens of Zephyranthes drummondii with rare biflowered inflorescences were collected by B. C. Tharp in 1939 and 1946 in Austin, Texas. The species has naturalized in Florida.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Raymond O. Flagg +, Gerald L. Smith +  and Walter S. Flory† +
D. Don +
Atamosco +
Cebolleta +
Fla. +, La. +, Tex. +  and ne Mexico. +
0–900 m +
Sandy/rocky, usually calcareous soils +
Flowering mid spring–mid summer (Mar–Aug). +
in R. Sweet, Brit. Fl. Gard., ser. +
Cooperia pedunculata +
Zephyranthes drummondii +
Zephyranthes +
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