Triteleia grandiflora var. grandiflora

Large-Flowered Brodiaea

Stem erect, with flowers at top. Leaves 1–2 from base, linear, less than 1/2 in. wide, 12–20 in. long. Flower stem topped with 6–20 large, pale to deep blue flowers with deeper blue-purple midvein, on stalks about 1 in. long in an open umbel. Flowers have funnel-shaped tube with 6 flared segments, outer lobes ruffled, 2 sets of stamens very unequal with pale blue tips. Grows in meadows, on open hillsides, in sandy or heavy soils, from near coast to sagebrush-steppe.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--20 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Coastal, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens
  • Native: Yes

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