8b. Triteleia ixioides subsp. anilina (Greene) L. W. Lenz, Aliso. 8: 233. 1975.
Pretty face, Sierra-brodiaea
Calliprora scabra Greene var. anilina Greene, Erythea 3: 126. 1895; Brodiaea lutea (Lindley) C. V. Morton var. anilina (Greene) Munz; B. scabra (Greene) Baker var. anilina (Greene) Baker; Calliprora anilina (Greene) A. Heller; Triteleia anilina (Greene) Hoover; T. ixioides var. anilina (Greene) Hoover
Leaves 1–2, 10–25 cm. Scape shorter than 30 cm, smooth or scabrous. Flowers: perianth yellow, tube 4–7 mm, much shorter than lobes, lobes widely spreading, 7–12 mm; short filaments 1–2 mm or nearly absent, long filaments 3–3.5 mm, apical appendages straight, spreading, or incurved, short; anthers usually blue, sometimes cream; pedicel 1–7 cm. 2n = 10, 14, 40, 42, 50.
Flowering spring (May--Jul). Coniferous forest edges, often in moist gravel or sand; 600--3000 m; Calif., Oreg.
Subspecies anilina might be considered a reduced, “high-altitude” form of subsp. scabra, but although it reaches an elevation of 3000 meters, it is sometimes found in the chaparral belt as low as 600 meters, while subsp. scabra extends as high as 2200 meters.