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Brodiaea filifolia

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Brodiaea filifolia Bulb
Brodiaea filifolia Bulb

Species Name: Brodiaea filifolia
Common Name: Thread-Leaved Brodiaea

A beautiful blue to lavender Brodiaea found in San Diego and Riverside. Threatened by development and off-road vehicle use.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Loam to clay
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Late spring
Flower Color: Blue-Purple with Lavender
Endangered?: List 1B.1 It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as Threatened.
Distribution: s South Coast (w San Diego Co.), w Peninsular Ranges (Riverside, San Diego cos.).
Natural Habitat: Grassland, vernal pools

Care and Maintenance
Plant the base of the bulb at a depth three times the height of the bulb. Stop watering once the leaves begin to turn brown, but keep leaves on the plant until they turn completely brown.

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