Liliaceae
Dichelostemma congestum

Forktooth Ookow

Stem erect. Leaves 3–4, 2–4 in., with deep channel down center. Flower cluster round and dense, fewer than 20 flowers above 4 purple to white bracts. Flowers light to very dark blue or purple, bell-shaped, with 3 fertile stamens, 3 lavender-blue, erect, forked, sharp, tooth-like projections. Blooms later than similar D. capitatum, blue dicks, in open woodlands, grasslands.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--40 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic NP, East Gorge, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes