Flower Color: Blue, blue-purple, pink-purple, blue-violet or white; inflorescence head or umbel-like structure; 2 to 15 flowers in dense clusters; perianth tube narrowly cylindric, short bell-shaped or short campanulate; stamens 6, smaller 3 on outer perianth parts.
Wetland Indicator: In North America Dichelostemma capitatum has the following wetland designations:
Arid West; FACU.
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast, FACU.
FACU = Facultative Upland, usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
Synonyms: (Dichelostemma pulchellum)
Dichelostemma capitatum has been used for food and traded by southern United States indigenous peoples.
See ethno-botanical uses at Native American Ethnobotany, University of Michigan, Dearborn.
Leaves: Green; few (2-3) leaves rising directly from the bulbs; leaf blade barely keeled.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Flowering Season: February to May
North America & US County Distribution Map for Dichelostemma capitatum.
Southwest Desert Flora Home to the plants of the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts Dichelostemma capitatum, Bluedick Scientific Name: Dichelostemma capitatum Common Name: