Tigridia augusta

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: purple
Flower Season: late spring to early summer
Life form: bulb

Tigridia augusta is a diminutive, spring-flowering species found in the central Mexican altiplano. It grows in open fields and pastures at relatively high elevations (2350-2500 meters above sea level). The flowers appear in May at the onset of the rainy season before the foliage has fully developed. In its native habitat it flowers at the same time as T. mexicana. This species has been collected throughout the Tranverse Volcanic Belt from Jalisco to Puebla. This plant was previously known as Tigridia violacea. Photo by Dennis Szeszko.

Tigridia augusta, Dennis Szeszko

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