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Celestial Lily

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Celestial Lily

Celestial Lily - Nemastylis floridana
Endangered Florida species
Location - Colbert/Cameron Mitigation Site, Volusia County
Habitat - Wet flatwoods, prairies, marshes and the edges of cabbage palm hammocks
Range - East-central Florida from St. Johns & Putman Counties south into Broward County and west into Pasco County.
Description - A grasslike plant with violet-blue six-tepaled flowers that open for only an hour or two in the afternoon in late summer or fall. The flowers have three yellow curved anthers and a white style divided into six narrow pointed branches. The tepals are narrower and more pointed than Bartam's Ixia.
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