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Lila de los Llanos (Echeandia chandleri)

Photo Credit: San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • State: TX
  • Nature Serve ID: 143250
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

An erect perennial from corms, with grass-like leaves and a flowering stalk to nearly 3 feet. Basal leaves to 20 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, linear to narrowly elliptic; entire margins, often with short hairs. Upper leaves similar to basal, but half as long and wide. Flowers in branched racemes to 30 inches tall. Flowers yellow, with three sepals and three petals, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, anthers not joined.

Where is Lila de los Llanos (Echeandia chandleri) located in the wild?


Open grasslands, coastal prairie

States & Provinces:

Lila de los Llanos can be found in Texas

Which CPC Partners conserve Lila de los Llanos (Echeandia chandleri)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 08/29/2022
  • Living Collection Propagation Research

As of August 2022, San Antonio Botanical Garden holds this species in living collection and has conducted propagation research.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Echeandia chandleri is known from approximately 25 extant occurrences in three counties in extreme southern Texas and Tamaulipas, Mexico. Grazing, agriculture, and housing development are threats to this species.

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Taxon Echeandia chandleri
Authority Greenm. & C.H. Thomp.
Family Asparagaceae
CPC Number 143
ITIS 502197
Duration Perennial
Common Names Lila de los llanos | Chandler's craglily
Associated Scientific Names Anthericum chandleri | Echeandia chandleri
State Rank
State State Rank
Texas S2S3
Ecological Relationships


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