Brodiaea elegans subsp. elegans

Endemic
Synonyms: Brodiaea coronaria var. mundula Jepson Brodiaea elegans var. mundula (Jepson) Hoover
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 325. Mentioned on page 324.

Flowers: perianth-tube 8–19 mm, lobes 15–30 mm; anthers 4–10 mm; staminodia erect distally, margins planate, straight; ovary 9–15 mm; style 7–15 mm. 2n = 12, 16, 24, 32.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (May–Jul).
Habitat: Grasslands, meadows, open woodlands
Elevation: 0–2200 m

Discussion

Subspecies elegans, like Brodiaea coronaria subsp. coronaria, is very widespread and grows well in a variety of conditions. It has 2n = 16 in the upper foothills of the Sierra Nevada, but elsewhere 2n = 32 or, in a zone of contact with B. coronaria near Sonora, California, 2n = 12 and 24, apparently resulting from hybridization. This subspecies is in cultivation.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thicker" is not a number.

32 +, 24 +, 16 +  and 12 +
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 +
fibrous-coated +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
0–2200 m +
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 +
Grasslands, meadows, open woodlands +
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 />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br />) +
alternating +  and opposite +
Flowering spring–summer (May–Jul). +
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 +
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 coronaria var. mundula +  and Brodiaea elegans var. mundula +
Brodiaea elegans subsp. elegans +
Brodiaea elegans +
subspecies +
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 +