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Brodiaea minor (Vernalpool brodiaea)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Brodiaea minor

Brodiaea minor (Benth.) S. Watson

Vernalpool Brodiaea

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Brodiaea grandiflora var. minor, Brodiaea purdyi, Hookera minor

USDA Symbol: BRMI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May




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

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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