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Brodiaea insignis  (Jeps.) T. F. Niehaus
Kaweah brodiaea
Brodiaea insignis is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
State of California status: Endangered.
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~39 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Genus: Brodiaea
Family: Themidaceae  
(Liliaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSBrodiaea synandra var. insignis
Information about  Brodiaea insignis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (BRIN5)

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[Wikipedia] Rarity, Range, Endangered Status: Brodiaea insignis is a rare species of flowering plant in the cluster-lily genus known by the common name Kaweah brodiaea. It is endemic to the Sierra Nevada foothills of central Tulare County, California, where it grows along the Tule and Kaweah Rivers. It is considered endangered on the state level. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/17/2024).