Dichelostemma congestum (Sm.) Kunth
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Synonym(s): Brodiaea congesta
USDA Symbol: DICO19
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Western Washington south to central California.
Native Habitat: Open, grassy hillsides.
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Dichelostemma congestum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dichelostemma congestum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dichelostemma congestum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff