© Mary Sanseverino (Photo ID #3857)
Perennial herb from a deep, straw-coloured, fibrous-scaly, nearly globe-shaped, bulb-like corm; flowering stems erect, 30-60 cm tall, slender, smooth or somewhat roughened.
Basal leaves 1 or 2, linear, keeled, 20-40 cm long, 3-10 mm wide, smooth, sheathing at the base, the margins entire; stem leaves lacking.
Inflorescence a compact, terminal umbel of several to many, erect to ascending, more or less equally stalked flowers, above several membranous bracts, the stalks 1-4 cm long; flowers white often tinged with blue, to light blue, with green mid-veins, broadly bell-shaped to bowl-shaped, of 6 fused segments, 1-1.5 cm long; corolla lobes in 2 petal-like whorls, much longer than the tube, spreading, the 2 series much alike, broadly lanceolate to oblong-egg-shaped; stamens 6, attached to the petal-like tube at the same level and about the same length, the filaments flattened and joined toward the base; pistil 1, 3-chambered.
Capsules, egg-shaped, stalked; seeds rounded, black.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Brodiaea dissimulata M. Peck
Brodiaea hyacinthina (Lindl.) Baker
Brodiaea hyacinthina var. lactea Baker
Hesperoscordum hyacinthinum Lindl.