Brodiaea, Elegant; Brodiaea elegans
Late Bloomer. Funnel-like flowers, long flower stalks at the top of stem, 6 violet to blue-purple petals, the only Brodiaea species found at Bridgeport.
Notes: Lily family. A number of species were moved from the genus Brodiaea to others such as Dichelstemma and Triteleia. They are close relatives. Older editions of wildflower books still list many of the these as Brodiaea and sometimes people on the walks will question that. James Brodi was a Scottish botanist of the late 1700a and early 1800s
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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida -- Monocotyledons
Family Liliaceae -- Lily family
Genus Brodiaea Sm. -- brodiaea
Species Brodiaea elegans Hoover -- harvest brodiaea
Contains 2 Subspecies and 2 accepted taxa overall
Brodiaea, Elegant (Brodiaea elegans)