Calflora
Taxon  Report   1177    
Brodiaea filifolia  S. Watson
Thread leaved brodiaea,  Threadleaf brodiaea
Brodiaea filifolia
© 2010 Andrew Borcher
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Brodiaea filifolia
© 2016 Keir Morse
Brodiaea filifolia
© 2014 Jordan Zylstra
Brodiaea filifolia, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Threatened '.

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Brodiaea filifolia
© 2016 Keir Morse
Family: THEMIDACEAE  
Genus: Brodiaea
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: vernal-pools

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hookera filifolia
More information about  Brodiaea filifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (BRFI)

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 12, 2018).

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