Brodiaea elegans

Hoover

Amer. Midl. Naturalist 22: 555. 1939.

Common names: Harvest brodiaea elegant cluster-lily
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 324. Mentioned on page 322, 326.

Scape 10–50 cm, stout. Flowers 24–38 mm; perianth bluish purple to violet, tube funnelform, 8–19 mm, opaque, not splitting in fruit, lobes ascending, recurved distally, 15–30 mm; filaments 4–6 mm, base not triangular; anthers linear, 4–10 mm, apex rounded; staminodia erect or slightly recurved distally, distant from stamens, white to pale lilac, broad, equaling stamens, 6–9 mm, margins planate or 1/4 involute, apex rounded; ovary 9–15 mm; style 7–15 mm; pedicel 5–10 cm.

Discussion

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Documentation is needed to verify that this species ranges as far north as Polk County, Oregon, and as far south as San Diego County, California. Most of the plants included in Brodiaea coronaria by W. L. Jepson (1923–1925) have been moved to B. elegans (R. F. Hoover 1939b; T. F. Niehaus 1980; P. A. Munz 1959).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Staminodia erect distally, margins planate and straight; California and sw Oregon. Brodiaea elegans subsp. elegans
1 Staminodia recurved distally, margins 1/4 involute; Oregon. Brodiaea elegans subsp. hooveri

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... more about "Brodiaea elegans"
cordate +  and linear +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
J. Chris Pires +
Hoover +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
not triangular +
Hookera +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
crescent--shaped +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
tunicate +  and scaly +
Harvest brodiaea +  and elegant cluster-lily +
fibrous-coated +
Calif. +  and w Oreg. +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
triangular +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br /> (3.8 cm38 mm <br />0.038 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
bracteate +, open +  and umbellate +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
recurved +  and ascending +
narrower +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
alternating +  and opposite +
Amer. Midl. Naturalist +
cylindrical +
slender +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
rounded +  and flattened +
adnate +  and free +
epitepalous +
white +  and pale lilac +
recurved +  and erect +
1 +  and several +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Brodiaea elegans +
Brodiaea +
species +
connate +  and distinct +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
funnel +  and campanulate +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br />) +
narrower +
3 +  and 2 +
24 +, 20 +, 18 +, 16 +, 12 +, 8 +  and 6 +