A few central Texas wildflower bulbs

Cynthia Mueller c-mueller@tamu.edu
Tue, 13 Apr 2004 06:34:50 PDT
Mary Sue:  There are beautiful Prairie Celestials blooming here and
there on the grounds of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in
Austin, Texas.  I've never been fortunate enough to have any of my own,
but would love to add them to my collection.  I didn't take note of the
time of day they were in flower.

Cynthia W. Mueller

>>> msittner@mcn.org 4/13/04 12:36:43 AM >>>
Dear All,

My guess is that Lee's mystery plant is Nemastylis geminiflora, syn. N.

acuta. The only thing that doesn't quite seem right is the books say
the flowers shrivel at midday and Lee's were open much longer. The
in my "Texas Flowers in Natural Color" looks like this species, also
by its common name, Prairie Celestial. Cynthia, is this a flower you
familiar with?

Mary Sue

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