Brodiaea stellaris

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Brodiaea stellaris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Brodiaea
Species: B. stellaris
Binomial name
Brodiaea stellaris
S.Wats.

Brodiaea stellaris is a species of flowering plant in the cluster-lily genus known by the common name starflower brodiaea.

The bulb is endemic to northern California, where it grows on the serpentine soils of the North California Coast Ranges. Flowering peaks in May [1]

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Brodiaea stellaris is a perennial that produces a short inflorescence only a few centimeters tall which bears flowers on pedicels. Each flower has six blue-purple tepals up to 1.5 centimeters long. At the center of the flower are large white sterile stamens called staminodes which surround the distinctive forked fertile stamens.

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