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Dichelostemma ida-maia (Alph. Wood) Greene
Synonym(s): Brevoortia ida-maia, Brodiaea ida-maia
USDA Symbol: DIID
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Tubular, red flowers hanging in an umbel atop a leafless stalk commonly with 3 long, narrow, grass-like leaves at base.
The brilliant red flowers resemble loose clusters of firecrackers tied together by the ends of their fuses. It is one of the most charming and unusual of California wildflowers. The species name is said to have been suggested by a stagecoach driver who showed the plant to an early collector; it honors the drivers niece, Ida May.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, OR Native Distribution:
Southwestern Oregon to northwestern California. Native Habitat:
Grassy slopes in woodland openings at low or moderate elevations.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Oregon Native Plant Nursery
- Woodburn, OR
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:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff