Dichelostemma multiflorum

Roundtooth Ookow

Stem erect. Leaves flat, shiny, about same length as stem. Flower cluster is a round dense ball atop stem. Flowers 10–35, blue-purple or sometimes pink, above oval bracts streaked with purple. Flower constricted above the ovary, lobes spread out or backward, 3 white to pale purple, tooth-like projections at base have rounded tips, edges roll inward. Grows in the foothills in clay or heavy soils, grass to scrubland, below 6000 ft.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--36 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Great Basin
  • Native: Yes