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Prairienymph

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Herbertia lahue

Common Names: Prairienymph

Description

A short grass like plant with basal leaves and exotic blooms. It is a member of the iris family. Blooms have three bluish purple to violet petals and with a white central eye. Blooms last only one day. Prefers full sun and heavy soils of coastal prairies.

Bloom Color(s): purple, violet

Bloom Width: 4 in.

Bloom Height: 1 in.

Plant Height: to 5 in.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: March to May

Plant Family: Iridaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Sightings: Shady Hollow West Nature Preserve

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