Triteleia ixioides

Pretty Face

Stem ascending. Leaves 8–15 in., entire, curved upward or horizontal. Flowers in umbel with stalks curved upward. Flower yellow to straw-colored, with dark stripe on each lobe; tube shorter than lobes that open wide or slightly reflex; 3 large straight or inward-curved appendages in center surround blue or sometimes yellow anthers. Grows in sandy, gravelly soils at forest edges from coast to 9000 ft.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--24 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes