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Bridges' Brodiaea
Triteleia bridgesii
About Bridges' Brodiaea (Triteleia bridgesii) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant The triplet lily Triteleia bridgesii (previously Brodiaea bridgesii) is known by the common name Bridges' brodiaea. It is found in the foothills and low elevation mountains of California and Oregon, often in areas of serpentine soil. It is an attractive perennial flower often planted as an ornamental. The plant sends up long, erect green stems which branch near the top into several smaller stems which bear the blooms. The flowers are bright purple or lavender, tubular at first and then opening into six-pointed star shapes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.8 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade


Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
5, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, dry moist places, meadows, streambanks

Annual Precipitation: 5.5" - 145.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.27" - 5.67", Coldest Month: 36.4" - 57.1", Hottest Month: 55.6" - 85.9", Humidity: 0.29" - 36.75", Elevation: 2" - 6016"

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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