12. Brodiaea purdyi Eastwood, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 2. 6: 427, plate 58. 1896.
Purdy’s brodiaea, Sierran cluster-lily
Hookera purdyi (Eastwood) A. Heller
Scape 10–25 cm, slender. Flowers 14–24 mm; perianth bluish violet, rotate, tube urceolate, strongly constricted above ovary, 6–8 mm, opaque, not splitting in fruit, lobes spreading, 9–19 mm, inner 4–5 mm wide; filaments 1–2 mm, base not triangular, with narrow abaxial wings, appendages absent; anthers linear, 3–4 mm, apex notched into V; staminodia erect, held close to stamens, white, broad, 6–8 mm, margins 3/4 involute, apex notched; ovary 4–5 mm; style 7–9 mm; pedicel 1–3 cm. 2n = 24, 32, 48.
Flowering spring (Jun). Open foothill woodlands, often on serpentine; 100--600 m; Calif.
Brodiaea purdyi is very similar to B. minor and might be just a subspecies of it.