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Dichelostemma capitatum (Bluedicks)
Cox, Fran

Dichelostemma capitatum

Dichelostemma capitatum (Benth.) Alph. Wood


Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: dica14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Dec


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , OR , UT


Use Food: Corms baked for food by Native Americans.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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