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Dichelostemma capitatum (Bluedicks)
Cox, Fran

Dichelostemma capitatum

Dichelostemma capitatum (Benth.) Alph. Wood

Bluedicks

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: DICA14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , OR , UT

Benefit

Use Food: Corms baked for food by Native Americans.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Dichelostemma capitatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dichelostemma capitatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dichelostemma capitatum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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