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Brodiaea californica

Brodiaea californica (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Brodiaea
Species: Brodiaea californica
Subspecies: B. c. subsp. californica – B. c. subsp. leptandra

Brodiaea californica Lindl., 1849

Hookera californica (Lindl. ex Lem.) Greene, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2(6): 1362 (1886).


Brodiaea californica (Torr.) Jeps., nom. illeg. = Dichelostemma volubile (Kellogg) A.Heller

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southwestern USA

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Lindley, J., 1849. Journal of the Horticultural Society of London. London 4:84.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Brodiaea californica in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 15. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Brodiaea californica. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 15 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Brodiaea californica in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 15. 2019. Brodiaea californica. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 15.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Brodiaea californica in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
English: California brodiaea
suomi: Brodia

Brodiaea californica, with the common name California brodiaea,[5] is a species of plant in the genus Brodiaea.

The perennial plant, growing from a bulb, is native to California and Oregon.[2]

Brodiaea californica is the largest species in the genus Brodiaea, reaching up to 30 in (76 cm) in height when in flower. The flowers, which are borne in late spring or early summer, are variable in colour, ranging from purple to white or occasionally pink.[6]

Brodiaea is named for James Brodie [1744-1824], a Scottish botanist who was known for his discovery of Pyrola uniflora in Britain.[7]

Californica means 'from California'.[7]

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"Brodiaea californica". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2008-06-28.
UniProt. "Species Brodiaea californica". Retrieved 2008-06-28.
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"Brodiaea californica Lindl". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 28 June 2008.
Carol Bornstein, David Fross, Bart O'Brien 2007. "California Native Plants for the Garden". Cachuma Press. ISBN 0962850586 (paperback) ISBN 0962850594 (hardcover). p 211

Gledhill, David (2008). "The Names of Plants". Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521866453 (hardback), ISBN 9780521685535 (paperback). pp 78, 84

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Bailey, Liberty Hyde; Miller, Wilhelm (1900). "Brodiaea". "Cyclopedia of American Horticulture": with geographical and biographical Sketches (Volume 1 A-D ed.). The Macmillan Company. Retrieved 2008-06-28.

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