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Mountain Triteleia
Triteleia montana
About Mountain Triteleia (Triteleia montana) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Triteleia montana is a monocot flowering plant in the genus Triteleia. Its common names include Sierra triteleia and mountain triteleia. It is endemic to California, where it is limited to the Sierra Nevada. It occurs in coniferous forests on granite soils. It is a perennial wildflower growing from a corm. There are two or three basal leaves measuring up to 30 centimeters long and just a few millimeters wide. The inflorescence arises on an erect, rough-haired stem up to 25 or 30 centimeters tall. It is an umbel-like cluster of several flowers each borne on a pedicel up to 3 centimeters long. The flower is yellow with a dark midvein, and dries purplish. The funnel-shaped corolla is made up of six tepals up to a centimeter long each. There are six stamens with white or blue anthers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

5.9 - 11.8 in tall

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 24.1" - 91.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.98" - 2.51", Coldest Month: 23.3" - 45.4", Hottest Month: 46.2" - 69.4", Humidity: 0.50" - 19.99", Elevation: 2810" - 10075"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Sierra Triteleia, Slender Brodiaea, Slender Triplet-lily

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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