Taxon  Report   2718 
Dichelostemma capitatum  (Benth.) Alph. Wood
Blue dicks,  Wild hyacinth
Dichelostemma capitatum
© 2006 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Dichelostemma capitatum
© 2017 Alison Sheehey
Dichelostemma capitatum
© 2010 Steven Thorsted
Dichelostemma capitatum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Dichelostemma capitatum
© 2018 Hector Borjas
Yellow Pine Forest, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Dichelostemma pulchellum var. pulchellum
ICPN: Dichelostemma pulchellum
More information about  Dichelostemma capitatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 24, 2018).

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