Taxon  Report   2718    
Dichelostemma capitatum  (Benth.) Alph. Wood  
(no longer an active name; please see Dipterostemon capitatus)
Blue dicks,  Wild hyacinth
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.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Genus: Dichelostemma
Subspecies and Varieties:

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

JEF other name:
Dipterostemon capitatus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Dichelostemma pulchellum var. pulchellum
ICPN: Dichelostemma pulchellum
ICPN: Dichelostemma pulchella
NOTE: Dichelostemma capitatum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Dichelostemma capitatum

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Oct 29, 2020).