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Long Rayed Brodiaea
Triteleia peduncularis
  
About Long Rayed Brodiaea (Triteleia peduncularis) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Triteleia peduncularis is a monocot flowering plant in the genus Triteleia. Its common names include long-ray brodiaea and longray triteleia. It is endemic to California, where it occurs in the coastal and inland mountain ranges of the northern and central sections of the state. It grows in vernally moist habitat such as meadows, grassland, and vernal pools, often in areas with serpentine soils. It is a perennial wildflower growing from a corm. There are two or three basal leaves measuring up to 40 cm (16 in) long and 1. 5 cm (0. 6 in) wide. The inflorescence arises on a smooth, erect stem up to 80 cm (31 in) tall. It is an umbel-like cluster of several flowers which are borne on very long, straight pedicels measuring up to 18 cm (7. 1 in) long. Each funnel-shaped flower is white, often tinged purple, with six tepals up to 1. 6 cm (0. 6 in) in length. There are six stamens with white anthers, and the ovary at the center is yellow when the flower is fresh.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1.3 - 2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Volcanic hills and mesas

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 14.9" - 64.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.27" - 1.18", Coldest Month: 43.0" - 50.5", Hottest Month: 60.2" - 74.6", Humidity: 0.28" - 24.11", Elevation: 7" - 4417"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Long-ray Brodiaea, Long-rayed Brodiaea, Longray Tripletlily, Longray Triteleia


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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