General Plant Information (Edit)
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • Ajo lily
  • Desert lily
  • Desert-lily
  • Ajo Silvestre

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Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2017-03-05
taken in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2017-03-05
taken in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2017-03-05
top view of a rather dense cluster taken in Anza-Borrego Desert S

Photo courtesy of: davidbygott
Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 17, 2011 10:06 PM concerning plant:
    Native to the American southwest (S California and western Arizona (Z9). Bulbs often found at great depth in the wild. As such suitable to grow for semi-desert environment or Mediterranean-type garden.
    Absolutely intolerant of temperatures below freezing, especially if wet.
    These bulbs need no water when dormant; when growing water moderately and carefully (needs good drainage)

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