Calflora
Taxon  Report   8160    
Triteleia laxa  Benth.
Ithuriel's spear
Triteleia laxa
© 2018 Liz Block
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Triteleia laxa
© 2016 Richard Spjut
Triteleia laxa
© 2015 Karen Swift
Triteleia laxa, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Triteleia laxa
© 2018 Eliezer Margolis
Family: THEMIDACEAE  
Genus: Triteleia
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Brodiaea laxa var. candida
ICPN + PLANTS: Brodiaea laxa var. nimia
ICPN + PLANTS: Brodiaea laxa var. tracyi
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More information about  Triteleia laxa
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 (TRLA16)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).