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Triteleia ixioides (Prettyface)
Reveal, James L.

Triteleia ixioides

Triteleia ixioides (W.T. Aiton) Greene


Liliaceae (Lily Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Yellow, funnel-shaped flowers in an umbel atop a leafless stalk with few long, narrow, grass-like leaves at base.

Some plants have cream, straw-colored, or dull yellow flowers, and in some others flowers become purplish with age.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Usually yellow to straw-colored, sometimes white flushed with purple.


Native Distribution: Southern Oregon south to southern California.
Native Habitat: Grassy, open areas and in open woods from low to high elevations.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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