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Location:  Osage County, Oklahoma
Month of Photograph: April
Distribution Map: Nemastylis geminiflora - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Iridaceae

Flower -- Frontal View

Nemastylis geminiflora - Flower Frontal View
Not all images on this page were photographed on the same day or at the same location. The precise location and date that specific photographs were taken can be obtained by email.
Nemastylis geminiflora occurs in the state of Arkansas. It can be found listed in the book "Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas". However, the images shown on this page are from photographs taken in the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Osage County, Oklahoma.

Smith, Edwin. Keys to the Flora of Arkansas. Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Press, 1994. Print.

Nemastylis geminiflora - Flower Frontal View Flower, frontal view

For more images of this species see the web sites Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the excellent web site Southeastern Flora: Southeastern US Plant Identification Resources.

For a detailed text description of this plant see the web site "Flora of North America", and also the Missouri Department of Conservation's web site "mdconline".

Nemastylis geminiflora - Flower Frontal View Flower, frontal view
This gorgeous little plant also goes by the common name "celestial lily" which seems to sound better suited to this beautiful blue than does "prairie pleatleaf".
Nemastylis geminiflora - Whole Plant Whole Plant
Whole Plant
Nemastylis geminiflora - Whole Plant

Flower, frontal view up close
Nemastylis geminiflora - Flower Frontal View

Flower, lateral view
Nemastylis geminiflora - Flower Frontal View