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Brodiaea jolonensis
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Dwarf Brodiaea
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Brodiaea jolonensis

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About Dwarf Brodiaea (Brodiaea jolonensis) Brodiaea jolonensis is a species of flowering plant in the cluster-lily genus known by the common name chaparral brodiaea. It is native to the coast and coastal mountain ranges of the southern half of California and northern Baja California. It is a perennial producing an flower cluster up to about 15 centimeters tall bearing blue-purple flowers on pedicels a few centimeters long. Each flower has six curving petals between 1 and 2 centimeters in length. The center of the flower contains three fertile stamens ringed with three prominent sterile stamens called staminodes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
6 in (15.2 cm)

Flower Color
Blue, Lavender, Purple

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Grassy and clay places

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
23' - 4976'

Annual Precip. ?
10.8" - 37.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 1.82"

Coldest Month ?
41.3° F - 56.1° F

Hottest Month ?
62.1° F - 80.4° F

Humidity ?
0.85 vpd - 26.98 vpd


Sunset Zones ?
14, 15, 16, 17, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

Other Names
Common Names
Chaparral Brodiaea

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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