Hesperocallis undulata
   
Common Name Desert Lily
Latin Name Hesperocallis undulata
Native Habitat Sandy washes 0 to 2,600 feet in Mojave and Sonoran Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Height X Width To 1 foot
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, evergreen
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical, Hummingbird, Moonlight, Fragrance
Ornamental Value White lily flowers February to May, scented, opening in evening
Nature Value Hummingbirds use flowers
Native American Uses Bulb eaten raw or cooked (slight garlic taste)
Links  
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Hesperocallis+undulata
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54259/
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4115
    Images and data http://www.bajainsider.com/environment/bajadesertlily.htm
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HEUN2
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Hesperocallis%20undulata&sref=32299
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