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brodiea

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brodiaea

(both: brədē`ə), any plant of the genus Brodiaea, herbs of the family Liliaceae (lilylily,
common name for the Liliaceae, a plant family numbering several thousand species of as many as 300 genera, widely distributed over the earth and particularly abundant in warm temperate and tropical regions.
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 family), with narrow leaves and blue or purple star-shaped flowers. The many North American species include the golden brodiea (B. ixioides) and the common, or white, brodiea (B. hyacinthina), called also wild hyacinth. Both are found in hilly regions of the Pacific states. Temperate South American species include the spring starflower (B. uniflora), which is commonly cultivated. The small onionlike bulbs of brodieas were eaten by Native Americans and called "grass nuts." Brodiea is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Liliales, family Liliaceae.
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SET C 70 Brodiaea - star-shaped blooms in a mix of lavender and mauve are produced on top of slender stems from May to August.
Some bulbs can tolerate neglect in our harsh soil and sun such as brodiaea and dichelostemma (blue Dicks).
Along roads and hiking trails, you'll find an array of wild pansies, shooting stars, bush lupine, Indian paintbrush, mariposa lilies, giant coreopsis, wild brodiaea, clinging cleavers, bush poppies, wild hummingbirds, monkey flower and more.
Brodiaea, Dipterostemon, Dichelostemma, and Muilla (formerly Alliaceae, now Themidaceae) are also crassinucellate (Berg, 1978, 1996), whereas all members of Alliaceae lack parietal cells (Stenar, 1932).
Among the wildflowers you might see are clusters of trumpet-shaped elegant brodiaea and stalks of larkspur, both purple, and--as summer approaches--the loose pink blooms of aptly named farewell-to-spring.
Catalina Island: The island's in full bloom with wild pansies, shooting stars, bush lupine, Indian paintbrush, mariposa lilies, giant coreopsis, wild brodiaea, clinging cleavers, bush poppies, wild hummingbirds, monkey flowers and more.
Aside from the pools, Yahi's attractions include a remarkable number of brodiaea species-plus lupines, clarkias, foothill and ftying-pan poppies, Chinese houses, bird's-eye gilia, shooting stars, delphinium, lomatium, and tarweed, as well as buttercup, monkey flower, and linanthus species.
Flowers, about 55 stems (we used yellow 'Peace' roses, peach spray roses, feverfew, orange-red bouvardias, blue brodiaeas, and others)