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Bloomeria crocea (Common goldenstar)
Pisapia, Robert J.

Bloomeria crocea

Bloomeria crocea (Torr.) Coville

Common Goldenstar, Common Goldenstars

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Native Distribution: Southern third of California to Baja California.
Native Habitat: Dry flats and on hillsides in grass, brush, and oak woodlands.


Use Food: Bulbs/corms consumed by indigenous Californians.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Find Seed or Plants

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

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


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

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