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San Clemente Island Brodiaea Back to Plant Page
Brodiaea kinkiensis

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About San Clemente Island Brodiaea (Brodiaea kinkiensis) Brodiaea kinkiensis is a species of Brodiaea also with the common name San Clemente Island brodiaea. This flower is endemic to San Clemente Island, one of the Channel Islands of California. It has one cylindrical leaf alongside a tall stem which bears an flower cluster of one to several bell-shaped blooms. Each flower has six petallike petals in shades of light purple with darker purple longitudinal stripes or streaks. The fruit is a capsule containing black seeds. This flower is not considered endangered, but it is of some concern since its entire wild distribution is limited to the clay mesas of San Clemente Island.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Blue, Lavender, Purple

Flowering Season

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
Grassland on clay flats


Elevation ?
604' - 1594'

Annual Precip. ?
8.9" - 11.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.22" - 0.26"

Coldest Month ?
53.0° F - 56.1° F

Hottest Month ?
67.2° F - 72.5° F

Humidity ?
2.00 vpd - 16.13 vpd


Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely 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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