Brodiaea coronaria subsp. coronaria

I think I’ll be able to start sharing some photographs from this year soon, as spring is on the early side locally (for now). This image is from last summer, in early July.

Crown brodiaea or harvest brodiaea is a 10-30(40) cm (4-12(16) in.) tall herbaceous perennial, associated in extreme southwest British Columbia with mesic to dry grassy slopes and rocky bluffs (with a few outliers). Its range extends south through Washington and Oregon into California.

A rare rosy-purple to rosy-flowered variant is recognized as Brodiaea coronaria subsp. rosea, found only in three localities in northwestern California. Photographs of both subspecies are available via Calphotos: Brodiaea coronaria.

Brodiaea coronaria subsp. coronaria

7 responses to “Brodiaea coronaria subsp. coronaria”

  1. SandyinZ4

    What a pretty flower. Your close-up shots are always great!

  2. Elizabeth

    What a beautifully coloured, resilient bloom! They look so stunning on and in lush contrast to their seemingly dry, grass-like stalk~ thanks for sharing!

  3. Cherries Walks

    Hah! Looks alot like a gentiane cilée. Verrrry pretty!

  4. Diana Ferguson

    Thanks for this post – it’s really lovely.

  5. Morgan

    Great photo – thanks! I think the family is now Themidaceae though, at least down here in CA!

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Hi Morgan, we follow the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group for plant family designations. They’ve subsumed Themidaceae into the Asparagaceae.

  7. elizabeth a airhart

    blooming pretty she is knew she was to be on bot a day
    the picture looks like a fine botanical water colour painting
    any thoughts on the russian flower thank you daniel

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