Liliaceae
Dichelostemma capitatum

Blue Dicks

Erect straight stem, dense head of blue flowers. Stem and leaves about the same length. Leaves 2 or 3, grass-like. Stem topped with tight head of bell-shaped flowers held by 2–4 papery white to dark purple bracts. Flowers have 6 stamens, 3 longer and 3 shorter, covered by 3 deeply notched projections, white, sometimes pink at base, angled toward center. Grows often in large numbers in grasslands, deserts, dry woods, below 7000 ft.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--27 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes