Brodiaea pallida

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Species Name: Brodiaea palida
Common Name: Chinese Camp brodiaea

This species is a rare California endemic, considered rare and endangered and found in serpentine substrate under vernally-flooded conditions in riparian habitats near Chinese Camp, Tuolumne County. It has pale purple or lilac flowers, sometimes with a white center and the tube is urn-shaped.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Loam to clay
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Late spring
Flower Color: Pale purple
Endangered?: Endangered. List 1B.1
Distribution: North and central Sierra Nevada Foothills (Calaveras, Tuolumne cos.)
Natural Habitat: Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Care and Maintenance
Plant the base of the bulb at a depth three times the height of the bulb. Stop watering once the leaves begin to turn brown, but keep leaves on the plant until they turn completely brown.

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