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Brodiaea coronaria (Salisb.) Engl.
Crown Brodiaea, Harvest Brodiaea
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: BRCO3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Brodiaea coronaria, found from British Columbia to southern California, has scales between the stamens that are concave on their inner side, longer than the stamens, and lean toward them.
The nut flavoured corms were dug by natives and eaten raw or cooked.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Loam
BenefitUse Food: Bulbs/corms consumed by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
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
BibliographyBibref 1218 - Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources (2006) Anderson, M. Kat
Search More Titles in Bibliography
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Brodiaea coronaria in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Brodiaea coronaria in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Brodiaea coronaria
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-05
Research By: TWC Staff