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Brodiaea coronaria (Crown brodiaea)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Brodiaea coronaria

Brodiaea coronaria (Salisb.) Engl.

Crown Brodiaea, Harvest Brodiaea

Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: brco3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Brodiaea coronaria, found from British Columbia to southern California, has scales between the stamens that are concave on their inner side, longer than the stamens, and lean toward them.

The nut flavoured corms were dug by natives and eaten raw or cooked.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Canada: BC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Loam


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

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FACW
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.

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

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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