Calflora
Taxon  Report   2718    
Dichelostemma capitatum  (Benth.) Alph. Wood
Blue dicks,  Wild hyacinth
Dichelostemma capitatum
© 2006 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Dichelostemma capitatum
© 2015 Ken Lunders
Dichelostemma capitatum
© 2018 Hector Borjas
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.

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Dichelostemma capitatum
© 2015 Brent Morgan
Family: THEMIDACEAE  
Genus: Dichelostemma
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Dichelostemma pulchellum var. pulchellum
ICPN: Dichelostemma pulchellum
More information about  Dichelostemma 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 (DICA14)

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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