Latin name: Dichelostemma capitatum (Benth.) A.
  Wood ssp. capitatum
  Pronunciation: di-kel-o-STEM-ma kap-i-TAY-tum

  Common name: Blue dicks
  Family: Themidaceae
  Habitat: Plains and hillsides below yellow pine
  forest, open woodlands, scrub, desert, grasslands,
  to about 6000'

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Dichelostemma
  2) capitatum
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