Triteleia laxa Benth.
Ithuriel's spear, Wally basket, Grass nut
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Synonym(s): Brodiaea laxa, Brodiaea laxa var. candida, Brodiaea laxa var. nimia, Brodiaea laxa var. tracyi, Triteleia angustiflora
USDA Symbol: TRLA16
Triteleia laxa grows on heavy soils in grassland or brush from southern Oregon to southern California. It reaches a height of up to 28 inches (70 cm) and has many flowers in a large umbel with 6 stamens and beneath the ovary a stalk 2-3 times its length.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording 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 DirectoryAccording 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
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Triteleia laxa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Triteleia laxa in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-06-08
Research By: TWC Staff