Madroño 18: 233, fig. 1. 1966
Scape 2–3 cm, slender. Flowers 14–24 mm; perianth purple or violet, tube narrowly campanulate, 9–12 mm, opaque, not splitting in fruit, lobes widely spreading, 12–18 mm, inner round, with widely rounded apex; filaments 1.5–2 mm, base not triangular, with narrow abaxial wings; anthers linear, 4–7 mm, apex widely notched; staminodia erect, held away from stamens, broad, 3–7 mm, margins linear, apex cuspidate; ovary 6–9 mm; style 5–7 mm; pedicel 1–4 cm. 2n = 32.
Phenology: Flowering spring (May–Jun).
Habitat: Grasslands on clay flats
Elevation: 100–200 m
Of conservation concern.
Brodiaea kinkiensis is endemic to the mesa tops of San Clemente Island. It is the only single-leaved Brodiaea. It is in cultivation.