Tuesday, August 25, 2015


What's that little yellow spot?

Went to the farm this weekend and after the rains last week, the grass had started greening up nicely.  Then we noticed that these little yellow flowers were coming up all over.  

They are tiny little things...

Rain Lily
...one long, slender stem, no leaves, just coming up in random spots all around the yard in the full sun areas.

Copper Lily aka Rain Lily
Even though they no bigger than a dime, they are absolutely stunning up close.  This is a super close-up photo...isn't it beautiful?  I'm sure they will be fleeting, see them once, blink, and they're gone but hey, at least we captured the image.

We call them pop up flowers but I'm sure they have a "real" name, ha.

Anyone know what they are? 

Update:  Thanks to all the kind commenters who gave us the info.  The actual name is "Copper Lily"...also known as "Rio Grande Copper Lily" and the one we like best of all, "Rain Lily"...because rain is what brought them to our yard!

Thanks again everyone!


Texas Rose said...

Very pretty!
I think it is a Rio Grande copper lily.
This looks like it: https://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=22650.
From the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower site: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HATU
"Rio Grande copper-lily is a low, smooth perennial, 6-12 in. tall, with a golden-yellow, solitary, terminal flower. Narrow, smooth, thick leaves appear after flowers has withered.
Flowers after the rains of late summer and fall. Very showy when planted in groups where flowers make a mass of color after rains."

Colleen said...

Exactly what Texas Rose mentioned; Copper Lily or at times called the rain Lily. They bloom in August, Sept. and October after late summer and Fall rains.

What a beautiful blessing to have color like that popping up.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

free flowers...nice!

Delores said...

Aren't they beautiful. Almost like little orchids.

Sue said...

I think wildflowers are so wonderful---they always surprise and delight

krayolakris said...

Love the rain lilies! So magical!

Marcia said...

They are cute. I suppose if you want to have them where you know they will be in the future you may have to dig and transplant.

Gail said...

Very beautiful and what a nice surprise.

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely things,. And Delores is right, they do look like little orchids.

laurie said...

they look almost like an Orchid!
oops I just read the above comment saying the same thing,,, yes yes , they are beautiful, like an Orchid!

Dc said...

They are certainly beautiful, a bit like a crocus flower on steroids!

anne marie in philly said...

GORGEOUS close-up of the pretty flower! it's the simple things in life...

I look forward to getting to know you, new friends!