[The Asparagus Family in the Mountains and Deserts of the American Southwest]

Bluedicks and Cluster Lilies in the Mountains and Deserts of the American Southwest

The Genus Dichelostemma



Bluedicks, Blue Dicks, Wild Hyacinth: Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum (Synonyms: Brodiaea capitata, Brodiaea pulchella, Dichelostemma lacuna-vernalis, Dichelostemma pulchellum, Dichelostemma pulchellum var. capitatum, Hookera pulchella) - Inflorescence bracts generally dark purple. Pedicels more or less shorter than the bracts. 6-15 flowers present.

Bluedicks, Blue Dicks, Few-flowered Blue Dicks: Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum (Synonyms: Brodiaea pulchella var. pauciflora, Dichelostemma pulchellum var. pauciflorum) - In florescence bracts cream or white, often streaked with purple. Pedicels generally longer than the bracts. Plants 2-5 flowered.

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