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Brodiaea terrestris ssp. terrestris

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Brodiaea terrestris ssp. terrestris
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Brodiaea terrestris ssp. terrestris
Brodiaea terrestris ssp. terrestris
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Brodiaea terrestris ssp. terrestris
Brodiaea terrestris Bulbs
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Brodiaea terrestris Bulbs

Species Name: Brodiaea terrestris ssp. terrestris
Common Name: Dwarf Brodiaea

An interesting Brodiaea-- flowers literally form at ground level.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 3" 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: Lavendar to Purple
Endangered?: Not endangered.
Distribution: North Coast, w Outer North Coast Ranges, Central Western California (except Inner South Coast Ranges)
Natural Habitat: Grassland, open woodlands

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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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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