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Pisapia, Robert J.
Bloomeria crocea (Torr.) Coville
Common goldenstar, Common Goldenstars
USDA Symbol: BLCR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
1 umbel of yellow to orange, star-like flowers atop a stem with 1 narrow, grass-like leaf at base.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA 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
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff