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Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum

Blue Dicks, Wild Hyacinth, coberia, cobena, ajo blanco

Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum

Life form2, 3: forb, perennial
Habitat: rocky slopes, bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: basal
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: linear or grasslike sheathing
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: violet or indigo or blue or purple
Flowering period2: Feb. to May
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Agavaceae (agave family)
Synonym(s)1: Dichelostema pulchellum v.pauciflorum, Brodiaea capitata v.pauciflora
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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