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Brodiaea kinkiensis

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Brodiaea kinkiensis Bulb
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Brodiaea kinkiensis Bulb
Brodiaea kinkiensis
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Brodiaea kinkiensis
Brodiaea kinkiensis
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Brodiaea kinkiensis
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Brodiaea kinkiensis

Species Name: Brodiaea kinkiensis
Common Name: San Clemente Island brodiaea

This species is endemic to San Clemente Island (one of the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California). It is found in clay soil in grassland. It is extremely rare. The flowers are purple or violet with a narrow bell-shaped tube and spreading lobes. The inner tepals are round, the staminodes erect with a pointed tip and held away from the stamens. It is very short and low growing, reaching 1 inch (2.5cm) in height.

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: Purple to Violet
Endangered?: Endangered. List 1B.2
Distribution:
Natural Habitat:

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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