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Dichelostemma volubile (Twining snakelily)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Dichelostemma volubile

Dichelostemma volubile (Kellogg) A. Heller

Twining Snakelily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Brodiaea volubilis, Dichelostemma californicum, Macroscapa volubilis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 5 feet long, twining around leaves and other plants.
Fruit: Seeds black, sharply angled.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul



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

Web Reference

Webref 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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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