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
                    Subclass Liliidae
                        Order Liliales
                            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)