Bloomeria crocea var. crocea

Illustrated
Synonyms: Bloomeria gracilis Borzí
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 337. Mentioned on page 335.

Flowers: tepals yellowish orange, nearly always striped with 2 dark parallel lines, 5–12 mm; basal filament appendages shallowly 2-cuspidate, cusps shorter than 1 mm. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering spring (Apr–Jun).
Habitat: Dry flats, hillsides, often in heavy soil, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, valley grasslands, oak woodlands
Elevation: 0–1700 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).

Discussion

In the flora area, var. crocea is restricted to the southern Coast Ranges and the Channel Islands. The plants previously recognized as Bloomeria gracilis are simply small versions of var. crocea (J. W. Ingram 1953). The variety is in cultivation.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

J. Chris Pires +
(Torrey) Coville +
Allium croceum +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
0–1700 m +
Dry flats, hillsides, often in heavy soil, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, valley grasslands, oak woodlands +
Flowering spring (Apr–Jun). +
Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. +
Illustrated +
Bloomeria gracilis +
Bloomeria crocea var. crocea +
Bloomeria crocea +
variety +