Plant ID forum: Flower I've never seen?

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Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
(Heat zone - 9, Sunset zone - 28)
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JamesAcclaims
Aug 18, 2016 7:39 PM CST
After all of this rain we have gotten, these single-shoot wild flowers have popped up out of nowhere by the thousands. I mean, they are everywhere! Does anyone know what they might be?









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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 18, 2016 7:50 PM CST
Pretty flowers! Crinum Lily maybe?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 18, 2016 8:04 PM CST
Or maybe Rain Lily?
Giant Rain Lily (Zephyranthes drummondii)
Traub's Rain Lily (Zephyranthes traubii)

https://www.google.com/search?q=Texas+rain+lily&biw=1263&bih...
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 18, 2016 8:29 PM CST
We always called them Rain Lilies.
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Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
(Heat zone - 9, Sunset zone - 28)
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JamesAcclaims
Aug 18, 2016 8:50 PM CST
Thanks everyone! I have lived here for almost 3 years, and we have had plenty of rain over that period, yet these beauties have never popped up! What a random, curious beauty. It makes the field across the way a lot more eye-pleasing! Thumbs up
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 18, 2016 9:20 PM CST
Rain Lilies as in.... Zephyranthes Candida? Common names are such a pain. They don't look like Zephyranthes Candida.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 19, 2016 9:31 AM CST
I wonder if my database photos for Rain Lily (Zephyranthes candida) are correct, they don't look like others in that entry.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 19, 2016 11:32 AM CST
Your photo for Zephyranthes candida is right. I got stuck on common names. Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 19, 2016 12:16 PM CST
My flowers look different to my eyes than some of those at the same database entry; petals on my flowers look short and broad compared to others and the blooms on mine always show more pink than others in the database but I guess it could all be due to location, growing conditions etc.


My plants:
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 19, 2016 1:51 PM CST
Lin, yours looks like Amaryllis. belladonna, maybe?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 19, 2016 2:39 PM CST
(Cooperia pedunculata)—Appears like magic a few days after heavy rains, sometimes in masses, across the eastern two-thirds of the state. Single white bloom atop a straight, foot-high green stem. Blossoms open slowly at dusk, gradually expand during the night, in full flower by morning. Flowers may last up to four days be-fore turning pinkish and withering. Delicate, lovely fragrance. The smaller evening star rain lily (Cooperia drummondii) tends to bloom in late summer and fall, while the larger rain lily blooms in spring and early summer.

http://www.texashighways.com/travel/item/7341-wildflowers-of...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 19, 2016 3:07 PM CST
I do believe RJ nailed it. Cooperia pedunculata is a synonym for Giant Rain Lily (Zephyranthes drummondii)
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 24, 2016 11:55 AM CST
plantladylin said:My flowers look different to my eyes than some of those at the same database entry; petals on my flowers look short and broad compared to others and the blooms on mine always show more pink than others in the database but I guess it could all be due to location, growing conditions etc.


My plants:
Thumb of 2016-08-19/plantladylin/b5bf5b Thumb of 2016-08-19/plantladylin/6247ba Thumb of 2016-08-19/plantladylin/22a576


Lin, yours could be Zephyranthes libra:
Rain Lily (Zephyranthes 'Libra')
Then again, they could be Habranthus robustus
Argentine Rain Lily (Habranthus robustus)
BTW, the image you see by GoneTropical looks quite different in color form the images I posted BUT GoneTropical sent me the bulbs from hers so location & conditions can make quite a difference in color.
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