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.
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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

Distribution

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

Discussion

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

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.