Calflora
Taxon  Report   2719    
Dichelostemma capitatum  (Benth.) Alph. Wood  ssp. capitatum 
Blue dicks,  Bluedicks, Wild hyacinth
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. 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 ssp. capitatum
© 2010 Steven Thorsted
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Brodiaea capitata
PLANTS: Brodiaea pulchella
PLANTS: Dichelostemma lacuna-vernalis
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More information about  Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (DICAC5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).