Brodiaea californica


Fl. Serres Jard. Eur. 5: plate 428, b, footnote. 1849.

Synonyms: Hookera californica (Lindley) Greene
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 322. Mentioned on page 323, 327, 331.

Scape 20–70 cm, stout. Flowers 24–38 mm; perianth pale lilac or sometimes white, tube cylindrical, 9–12 mm, translucent, splitting in fruit, lobes ascending, recurved distally, 20–30 × 4–10 mm, usually more than twice length of tube; filaments 7–10 mm, base not triangular, appendages absent or rudimentary; anthers linear, 9–12 mm, apex rounded; staminodia erect, white to pale lilac, narrowly linear, usually flat, 16–27 mm, margins 1/4–1/2 involute, apex rounded; ovary 5–11 mm; style 15–23 mm; pedicel 2–10 cm.


Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References



1 Perianth lobes 6–10 mm wide; ovary 7–11 mm. Brodiaea californica subsp. californica
1 Perianth lobes 4–7 mm wide; ovary 5–7 mm. Brodiaea californica subsp. leptandra