Hyacinth, Wild; Dichelostemma multiflorum
Late Bloomer. Many pink to purple flowers in tight clusters, 6 petals, flower's tubes narrow at the top. Also called Round-toothed Ookow and round-tooth snakelily.
Notes: Lily family. One of the several Brodiaea-like flowers of lower elevations, grasslands and slopes. It is classified as Dichelostemma rather than than Brodiaea or Triteleia (See Blue Dicks and Harvest Brodiaea). It is identified by its tight umbel of flowers and its three fertile stamens with conspicuous upright appendages. The Blue Dick, with which it is sometimes confused, does not have the deep purple bract under the umbel. Also, the Wild Hycinth is usually a richer, purple hue, the petals are noticeably rounder, and there are generally more flowers in the umbel. It prefers open, grassy areas and slopes. Multiflorum refers to the dense, many-flowered umbels. Hyacinth is the name of several species, including water hyacinth. Formerly known as Brodiaea multiflora.
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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 Dichelostemma Kunth -- snakelily
Species Dichelostemma multiflorum (Benth.) Heller
-- roundtooth snakelily
Hyacinth, Wild (Dichelostemma multiflorum)