Salvaged Bulb Mixture

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Bareroot salvaged bulbs: various sizes / any of three species possible.

Description

This mixture of bulbs was salvaged from a vernal pool site in the Rogue Valley. Bareroot bulbs will be one of the following three species but are most likely Triteleia hyacinthina (white brodiaea).

White Brodiaea (Triteleia hyacinthina) is a native perennial herb in the Themidaceae family that grows in northern and central California. It tends to grow at elevations from sea level to 7,200 feet in the Coast Ranges, Central Valley and Sierras. It grows from a corm that produces two or three strap-like leaves up to 16 in. long. The flower stalk can be up to 2 ft. tall topped by a cluster of a few to many funnel-shaped flowers. The white flowers are sometimes tinged with lavender. The large tepals have a prominent green central vein. The Triteleia genus has been lumped with the Brodiaea genus in the past, and some sources may still refer to it that way (Wikipedia). Photo Credit: Walter Siegmund CC BY-SA 3.0.

Dichelostemma capitatum (syn. D. pulchellum), called Blue dicks, Wildhyacinth, Purplehead and Brodiaea (alternate spellings, Brodiea, Brodeia ) occur in Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. There are wo recognized subspecies: Dichelosemma capitatum subsp. capitatum and Dichelostemma capitatum subsp. pauciflorum. Dichelostemma capitatum is an herbaceous perennial growing from an underground corm to a height of as much as 60 centimeter. It has 2-3 leaves which are 10-40 centimeter long. The flower cluster is head- or umbel-like, and dense. It usually contains 2 to 15 flowers, which have a blue, blue-purple, pink-purple, or white perianth. The flower tube is 3-12 millimeter and is narrowly cylindrical to campanulate. Flowers have six fertile stamens, deeply notched, lance-shaped, white, angled inward, slightly reflexed at tip, with outer filaments wider at the base. It has a twisted and fleshy peduncle, a set of membranous, petal-like stamen appendages around the anthers, and angular black seeds. It reproduces from seed and vegetative means in the form of cormlets. The cormlets are attached to the parent corm by stolons and are sessile, produced in the axils of the old leaf bases on the mature corm. Plants thrive in open disturbed environments, and are a common post-fire succession species in chaparral (Wikipedia). Photo Credit: Curtis Clark CC BY-SA 2.5.

Brodiaea elegans is a species of flowering plant in the Themidaceae (Lily or Asparagus) family, cluster-lily genus, known by the common names Harvest Brodiaea and Elegant Cluster-lily. It is native to the mountain ranges of California and Oregon, where it grows in woodlands and meadows. In California it is found in the Coast Ranges, Klamath Range, Central Valley and Sierra foothills. This perennial grows from a corm and produces a stout stemlike flower cluster up to 50 centimeters tall. It bears showy flowers on pedicels up to 10 centimeters long. Each flower has six curving petals up to 3 centimeters long in shades of bright purple. In the center of the flower are white or pale purple sterile stamens known as staminodes; these are flat with pointed or toothed tips and between one half and one centimeter in length. Next to these are the fertile stamens topped with large anthers. In Northern California, Brodiaea elegans is one of the later blooming wildflowers, often seen in May and having a very long flowering season (Wikipedia). Photo Credit: Tom Hilton CC BY-SA 3.0.

Additional information

Container size

2x2x4 inch pot (2-4 bulbs per container), 1 gallon pot (8-15 bulbs per container)