Androstephium breviflorum

S. Watson

Amer. Naturalist 7: 303. 1873

Common names: Pink funnel-lily small-flowered androstephium
Synonyms: Bessera breviflora (S. Watson) Jepson Brodiaea paysonii A. Nelson Brodiaea breviflora (S. Watson) J. F. Macbride
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 333. Mentioned on page 329.
Leaves 10–30 × 0.15–0.2 cm. Scape 1–3.5 dm, scabrous basally. Inflorescences 3–12-flowered. Flowers: perianth white to light violet-purple, 1.5–2 cm, lobes longer than tube; anthers 2.5–3 mm; pedicel 1.5–3 cm. Capsules 1–1.5 cm. Seeds 6–9 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring (Mar–Jun).
Habitat: Desert, arid scrub, dry sandy to rocky soil
Elevation: 100–1600 m


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Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., N.Mex., Utah, Wyo.


Some populations of this species are threatened by off-road vehicle recreation.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.