Taxon  Report   2721    
Dichelostemma congestum  (Sm.) Kunth
Fork toothed ookow,  Ookow
Dichelostemma congestum
© 2000 Dianne Fristrom
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Dichelostemma congestum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Dichelostemma congestum
© and Buff Corsi 2009 California Academy of Sciences
Dichelostemma congestum, 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 congestum
© 2015 Larry Beckerman
Genus: Dichelostemma
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Brodiaea congesta
More information about  Dichelostemma congestum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).