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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 26 | Liliaceae | Brodiaea

2. Brodiaea californica Lindley, J. Hort. Soc. London. 4: 84. 1849.

Hookera californica (Lindley) Greene

Scape 20–70 cm, stout. Flowers 24–38 mm; perianth pale lilac or sometimes white, tube cylindrical, 9–12 mm, translucent, splitting in fruit, lobes ascending, recurved distally, 20–30 × 4–10 mm, usually more than twice length of tube; filaments 7–10 mm, base not triangular, appendages absent or rudimentary; anthers linear, 9–12 mm, apex rounded; staminodia erect, white to pale lilac, narrowly linear, usually flat, 16–27 mm, margins 1/4–1/2 involute, apex rounded; ovary 5–11 mm; style 15–23 mm; pedicel 2–10 cm.

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora): California.


1 Perianth lobes 6–10 mm wide; ovary 7–11 mm.   2a subsp. californica
+ Perianth lobes 4–7 mm wide; ovary 5–7 mm.   2b subsp. leptandra


 

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