Latin name: Bloomeria aurea (Torr.) Coville var. montana (Greene) J.W. Ingram
Pronunciation: bloo-MARE-ee-a KRO-see-a mon-TAY-na
Common name: Mountain golden stars
Family: Themidaceae (Brodiaea)
Habitat: Chaparral and yellow-pine forest to about 5500', Tehachapis, South Coast Ranges and West Transverse Range
Blooming period: April to June
Name derivations: 1) Bloomeria 2) aurea 3) montana