Bloomeria crocea (Torr.) Coville
Common goldenstar, Common Goldenstars
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: BLCR
The golden, star-like flowers with separate petal-like parts distinguish this genus. The similar San Diego Goldenstars (Muilla clevelandii) is threatened by urbanization; it has several leaves, each less than 1/8 (3 mm) wide, and the flap at the base of each stamen is not notched.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Native Distribution: Southern third of California to Baja California.
Native Habitat: Dry flats and on hillsides in grass, brush, and oak woodlands.
BenefitUse Food: Bulbs/corms consumed by indigenous Californians.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 1218 - Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources (2006) Anderson, M. Kat
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Bloomeria crocea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bloomeria crocea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bloomeria crocea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff