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Bloomeria clevelandii

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About San Diego Goldenstar (Bloomeria clevelandii) Bloomeria clevelandii is a rare species of flowering plant that is known by the common name San Diego goldenstar. It is native to a strip of scrub and coastal grassland in San Diego County, California, and adjacent Baja California. Genetic analysis of several morphologically similar genera shows that this species, which was named Muilla clevelandii for several decades, is not very closely related to the other members of Muilla and is moved back to Bloomeria. Bloomeria clevelandii is a perennial herb growing from a corm and producing 2 to 8 narrow leaves up to 15 centimeters long. The erect inflorescence arises from ground level and may be up to 70 centimeters tall. It is shaped like an umbel with up to 30 flowers borne on pedicels 2 or 3 centimeters long. The flower has six green-veined yellow tepals each up to a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
2.3 ft (0.7 m)

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
241' - 5231'

Annual Precip. ?
10.7" - 32.5"

Summer Precip. ?
0.25" - 1.98"

Coldest Month ?
39.6° F - 55.4° F

Hottest Month ?
65.1° F - 78.2° F

Humidity ?
1.52 vpd - 22.64 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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