11. Triteleia lemmoniae (S. Watson) Greene, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 141. 1886 (as lemmonae).
Lemmon’s triteleia, Oak Creek triteleia
Brodiaea lemmoniae S. Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 376. 1885 (as lemmonae)
Leaves 10–40 cm × 2–6 mm. Scape 8–30 cm, smooth or scabrous near base; bracts purplish. Flowers: perianth bright yellow to deep orange, fading to purple, 9–12 mm, tube turbinate, 2.5–3 mm, lobes ascending to slightly spreading, 7–9 mm, 2–3 times longer than tube; stamens attached at 1 level, equal; filaments linear, 3 mm, apical appendages absent; anthers yellow, 2 mm; ovary 3 times longer than stipe; pedicel 0.7–2.5 cm.
Flowering spring--summer (late May--Aug). Yellow pine belts, mountains; 1000--3000 m; Ariz.
Triteleia lemmoniae is the only representative of the genus in Arizona. Molecular data suggest that it is related to T. montana, found in the Sierra Nevada of California (J. C. Pires 2000), and not to the morphologically similar T. hyacinthina (R. F. Hoover 1941).