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Bloomeria crocea near Pomona, California
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Bloomeria

Bloomeria, a geophyte in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Brodiaeoideae, was named for Hiram Green Bloomer (1819–1874) an early San Francisco botanist. It consists of three species native to California and Baja California:

  1. Bloomeria clevelandii S. Watson - San Diego County and northern Baja California
  2. Bloomeria crocea (Torrey) Coville - Baja California, California
  3. Bloomeria humilis Hoover - central coast of California (Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties)
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