Pretty Face;  Triteleia ixioides

Mid bloomer,  6-petaled showy flat flowers clustered on tall leafless stems.  Birds eat seeds, leaves are used for toothache.

Notes:  Lily Family.  The flowers look like yellow stars on an umbel.  It was one of the ‘Indian Potatoes’, edible bulb.  Former name: Brodiaea lutea, Golden Brodiaea.

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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
    Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
        Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
            Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
                Class Liliopsida -- Monocotyledons
                    Subclass Liliidae
                        Order Liliales
                            Family Liliaceae -- Lily family
                                Genus Triteleia Dougl. ex Lindl. -- triteleia
                                    Species Triteleia ixioides (Ait. f.) Greene -- prettyface

Pretty Face;  Triteleia ixioides

Like the Wally Basket, Pretty Face can have a large number of blossoms in a single umbel.
The plant here has 20 and the one above has 13. You can also see the grass-like leaves here.

In this picture it is clear that the leaves and umbel are from the same plant.
Flower stem and leaves all sprout at ground level.  The grass-like leaves of
Pretty Face, Wally Basket and Blue Dick (Lily family) wither soon after or
before blooms appear and are often not seen.