Latin name: Bloomeria crocea (Torrey) Cov. var. crocea
Pronunciation: bloo-MARE-ee-a KRO-see-a
Common name: Golden stars
Family: Themidaceae (Brodiaea)
Habitat: Dry flats and grassy slopes and ridges, often in heavy clay soils, in the coastal sage scrub, chaparral, valley grassland and oak woodland plant communities from Baja to Santa Barbara and Kern Cos.
Blooming period: April to June
Name derivations: 1) Bloomeria 2) crocea