Scientific Name 

Bloomeria crocea (Torrey) Coville

Family  

Themidaceae

General      

     A perennial herb found on dry, grassy slopes.  Grows from a small corm.     

CI 

     Not extremely common around CI, observed on north facing slopes.  Blooms late in the season (April-May).

  

References

More on this species at Calflora.               

The Jepson Manual (2012:  1507, Themidaceae by J. Chris Pires).           

Dale (200:  25)    

McAuley (1996:  410).

 

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Bloomeria crocea north face, near crest of hill to south of University Park, CI campus (15 April 2013).

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Bloomeria crocea north face, near crest of hill to south of University Park, CI campus (15 April 2013).

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Bloomeria crocea north face, near crest of hill to south of University Park, CI campus (15 April 2013).

 

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Bloomeria crocea on north face, near crest among jumble of boulders and rocks on hillside to south of University Park, opposite airfield, CI campus (18 March 2015).

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Bloomeria crocea on north face, near crest on hillside to south of University Park, opposite airfield, CI campus (20 May 2014).

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Bloomeria crocea on north face of hillside, near crest, on hill to south of University Glen, CI campus, opposite Town Center (22 April 2013).

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Bloomeria crocea on north face of hillside to south of University Glen, opposite Town Center, CI campus (24 April 2013).

 

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Bloomeria crocea on north face of hillside to south of University Glen, opposite Town Center, CI campus (24 April 2013).

 

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Bloomeria crocea on north face of hillside to south of University Glen, opposite Town Center, CI campus (24 April 2013).

 

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Bloomeria crocea on north face of hillside on south side of University Park, CI campus, near Dudleya verityi site (26 April 2014).

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Bloomeria crocea on north face of hillside on south side of University Park, CI campus, near Dudleya verityi site (26 April 2014).

 

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Bloomeria crocea on north face of hillside on south side of University Park, CI campus, near Dudleya verityi site (26 April 2014).

 

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Bloomeria crocea north face of hillside on south side of University Park, CI campus (4 May 2014).