Brodiaea elegans subsp. elegans
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
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.
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