Page author: David Giblin
Triteleia grandiflora
blue-lily, Douglas' brodiaea, blue umber lily, large-flowered tritelia
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah.

Habitat: Prairies, grasslands, balds and forest openings, often where seasonally dry, from the coast to moderate elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial herb from a bulb, leaves basal, inflorescence a scape to 75 cm tall.

Leaves:

Usually two or three from bulb, basal, narrow, 20u00e2u20acu201c70 cm long × 4u00e2u20acu201c10 mm wide.

Flowers:

Sepals 3 and petals 3, nearly identical in appearance (tepals), 17u00e2u20acu201c35 mm, light bluish-purple to white, fused below and forming a tube. Stamens 6, attached alternately at 2 levels. Ovary superior.

Fruits:

Capsule, dehiscing lengthwise, seeds many, black.

Accepted Name:
Triteleia grandiflora Lindl.
Publication: Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 15: under plate 1293. 1830. 1830.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. grandiflora – blue-lily, Douglas' brodiaea, blue umber lily, large-flowered tritelia
var. howellii – blue-lily, Douglas' brodiaea, blue umber lily, large-flowered tritelia
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Triteleia grandiflora in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Triteleia grandiflora checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Triteleia grandiflora atlas page.

CalPhotos: Triteleia grandiflora photos.

USDA Plants: Triteleia grandiflora information.

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