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White Brodiaea
Triteleia hyacinthina
  
About White Brodiaea (Triteleia hyacinthina) 8 Nurseries Carry This Plant White Brodiaea (Triteleia hyacinthina) is a native perennial herb in the Themidaceae family that grows in northern and central California. It tends to grow at elevations from sea level to 7,200 feet in the Coast Ranges, Central Valley and Sierras. It grows from a corm that produces two or three strap-like leaves up to 16 in. long. The flower stalk can be up to 2 ft. tall topped by a cluster of a few to many funnel-shaped flowers. The white flowers are sometimes tinged with lavender. The large tepals have a prominent green central vein. The Triteleia genus has been lumped with the Brodiaea genus in the past, and some sources may still refer to it that way.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1.3 - 2 ft tall
1 ft wide

Dormancy
Dormancy
Summer Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Numerous insects are attracted to the flowers

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Moderate - High

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 2x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -10° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Found in a variety of soils, sometimes slightly saline. Soil PH: 5.2 - 7.2

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Best used in either a rock garden or meadow garden with native grasses, annuals, and other geophytes.

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*, 8, 9, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Grasslands, close-cone pine forests, foothill woodland, and vernally moist areas such as meadows and vernal pools

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 9.0" - 104.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 3.58", Coldest Month: 24.6" - 52.5", Hottest Month: 45.5" - 77.6", Humidity: 0.37" - 26.55", Elevation: 3" - 11310"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Hyacinth 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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