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Dichelostemma congestum (Sm.) Kunth
Synonym(s): Brodiaea congesta
USDA Symbol: dico19
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
1 head of blue-violet flowers atop a long stalk with few grass-like leaves at base.
This wildflower blooms as grasses mature and begin to brown, signaling the onset of summer. Roundtooth Ookow (D. multiflorum), found from southern Oregon south to central California, has round ends on the three scales projecting from the center of the flower. Blue Dicks (D. capitatum), found from southern Oregon south to northwestern Mexico and east to southern Utah and southern New Mexico, has six stamens hidden within the flower tube and no projecting scales.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WA Native Distribution:
Western Washington south to central California. Native Habitat:
Open, grassy hillsides.
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, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff