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Brodiaea orcuttii
Scientific classification

Brodiaea filifolia var. orcuttii (Greene) Jeps.
Hookera multipedunculata Abrams
Hookera orcuttii Greene

Brodiaea orcuttii is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Brodiaeoideae. It is a cluster-lily known by the common name Orcutt's brodiaea. The bulb is native to Southern California, mainly San Diego County, where it is an uncommon species. Its range probably extends into Baja California.


Brodiaea orcuttii is a perennial producing an inflorescence up to 25 centimeters tall which bears flowers on pedicels each a few centimeters long. The flower has six purple tepals each between 1 and 2 centimeters long. This is the only brodiaea that lacks staminodes.

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