Triteleia hyacinthina (Lindl.) Greene
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Synonym(s): Brodiaea dissimulata, Brodiaea hyacinthina, Brodiaea hyacinthina var. lactea, Hesperoscordum hyacinthinum
USDA Symbol: TRHY3
The delicate, white, bowl-shaped flowers are unusual among the members of Triteleia and serve to distinguish this species, which perhaps appeared hyacinth-like to the naming botanist. At one time this species was included in the genus Brodiaea, hence its common name.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , ID , NV , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Southern British Columbia south to northern two-thirds of California and east to northern Nevada and Idaho.
Native Habitat: Grassy flats, especially low spots moist in spring, and in open areas in brush and forests.
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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
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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 Triteleia hyacinthina in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Triteleia hyacinthina in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Triteleia hyacinthina
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff