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Dwarf Goldenstar
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About Dwarf Goldenstar (Bloomeria humilis) Bloomeria humilis is a rare species of flowering plant in the lily family, or alternately the Themidaceae, which is known by the common name dwarf goldenstar. It is endemic to San Luis Obispo County, California, where it is known from only one occurrence on the coastline near San Simeon. It is a plant of the local chaparral and coastal grassland. It is a perennial herb growing from a corm and producing one or two narrow leaves up to 10 centimeters long. The flower cluster is up to 8 or 10 centimeters tall and bears several flowers, each on a pedicel. The flower has six brown-stippled yellow petals each up to a centimeter long. The fruit is a capsule about half a centimeter in length.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
4 in (10.2 cm)

Flower Color
Yellow, Brown

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
Edges of grassy places

Sun
Sun

Elevation ?
20' - 1158'

Annual Precip. ?
20.6" - 27.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.30" - 0.36"

Coldest Month ?
49.6° F - 53.9° F

Hottest Month ?
62.0° F - 73.0° F

Humidity ?
1.20 vpd - 17.82 vpd

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Nurseries

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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