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Brodiaea californica

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Botanical Name: Brodiaea californica
Common Name: California Brodiaea

This brodiaea can be up to 30 inches tall. Flowers bloom from late spring to summer and can range from white to purple to pink. Makes a nice cut flower.

Plant Family: Lilaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1-2' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?:
Distribution: Northern North Coast Ranges, northern Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Grassland, open woodland, chaparral, gravelly clay soils or serpentine between 180-2700'

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