Page author: David Giblin
Brodiaea coronaria
bluedick brodiaea, harvest brodiaea
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California.

Habitat: Grasslands, balds, prairies, and open hillsides at low to middle elevations.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Herbaceous perennial to 25 cm. high originating from below-ground corm.

Leaves:

All basal, narrowly lanceoloate, withering before plants produce flowers.

Flowers:

Flowers 2-5 cm. long; tepal lobes 6, blue-purple to rose, recurved at the tips, fused below to form a tube; fertile stamens 3, staminodia 3, both attached to tepals, anthers often white; ovary superior.

Fruits:

Capsules with black seeds.

Accepted Name:
Brodiaea coronaria (Salisb.) Engl.
Publication: Notizbl. K├Ânigl. Bot. Gart. Berlin. 2: 317. 1899. 1899.

Synonyms:
Brodiaea coronaria (Salisb.) Engl. ssp. coronaria [FNA26]
Brodiaea synandra (A. Heller) Jeps.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Brodiaea coronaria in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Brodiaea coronaria checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Brodiaea coronaria atlas page.

CalPhotos: Brodiaea coronaria photos.

USDA Plants: Brodiaea coronaria information.

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